federal court

noun
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of federal court

:a court established by a federal government; especially :one established under the constitution and laws of the U.S.

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First Known Use of federal court

1789


Law Dictionary

federal court

noun

legal Definition of federal court

:a court established by the federal government and having jurisdiction over questions of federal law

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