federal court


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

Examples of federal court in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dabney-Donovan plans on filing a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which will either investigate her discrimination claims or give her the right to sue Pembroke Park in federal court. Devoun Cetoute, Miami Herald, 19 May 2024 In October, the three families sued State Superintendent Tony Thurmond and their two independent study home-schooling charters — Blue Ridge Academy and Visions in Education — in federal court, saying they should be allowed to use their charter funding for religious instruction and curricula. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for federal court 

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Word History

First Known Use

1789, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of federal court was in 1789

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“Federal court.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/federal%20court. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Legal Definition

federal court

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