district court

noun

Definition of district court

:a trial court that has jurisdiction over certain cases within a specific judicial district

First Known Use of district court

1789


DISTRICT COURT Defined for English Language Learners

district court

noun

Definition of district court for English Language Learners

  • law : a court in the U.S. in which cases in a particular area are brought to trial; especially : a trial court for cases involving federal law


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district court

noun, often capitalized D&C

legal Definition of district court

:a trial court having general or limited jurisdiction in a judicial district: as
a :one of the federal trial courts sitting in a federal district
b :a trial court within a state court system

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