federal district court

noun

Definition of federal district court

: a district trial court of law and equity that hears cases under federal jurisdiction

Examples of federal district court in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In mid-December, Karl Racine, the attorney general for the District of Columbia, filed a civil suit against the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers in federal district court, a move that could bleed the groups dry of money. NBC news, 4 Jan. 2022 The 18-page complaint — filed in federal district court on Dec 17 and embedded below — seeks damages from the gunman Eddie F. Gonzalez, who also faces a murder charge in criminal court. Tim Dickinson, Rolling Stone, 23 Dec. 2021 The couple filed a fair housing lawsuit in federal district court last week against the appraiser, Janette Miller, her appraisal firm Miller and Perotti Real Estate Appraisers, Inc., and national appraisal company AMC Links, LLC. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, 7 Dec. 2021 This civil suit is stalled in federal district court pending the criminal trial. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 29 Nov. 2021 While both the providers and the Biden administration won challenges in federal district court, the conservative 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and allowed the law to remain in effect. Ariane De Vogue, CNN, 1 Nov. 2021 Ojibwe tribes in Wisconsin, which have a wolf lawsuit against the DNR and Natural Resources Board pending in federal district court, applauded the Dane County decision. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 Oct. 2021 Some Asian and white parents unsuccessfully contested the plan in federal district court and have filed an appeal in the First Circuit. BostonGlobe.com, 8 Oct. 2021 President Joseph Biden nominated Nagala and Williams, along with Sarah Merriam, earlier this year to fill what, for Connecticut, is an unusually large number of open seats on the federal district court. Edmund H. Mahony, courant.com, 23 Sep. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'federal district court.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of federal district court

1948, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About federal district court

Time Traveler for federal district court

Time Traveler

The first known use of federal district court was in 1948

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near federal district court

federal district

federal district court

federalese

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for federal district court

Last Updated

17 Jan 2022

Cite this Entry

“Federal district court.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/federal%20district%20court. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!