district court

noun
Updated on: 20 Apr 2018

Definition of district court

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

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First Known Use of district court

1789

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DISTRICT COURT Defined for English Language Learners

district court

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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