superior court

noun

Definition of superior court 

1 : a court of general jurisdiction intermediate between the inferior courts (such as a justice of the peace court) and the higher appellate courts

2 : a court with juries having original jurisdiction

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All voters will be able to vote in a runoff between Kevin M. Farmer and Fani Willis to fill superior court judge’s seat. Arielle Kass, ajc, "Where to vote early in Fulton County ahead of July 24 runoff election," 4 July 2018 After the actress first sued FX last summer, a state superior court judge turned down FX’s request to have the suit thrown out. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, "Gone With the Wind's Only Surviving Star Olivia de Havilland Turns 102," 2 July 2018 In a court filing Wednesday, lawyers for the plaintiffs and Michigan State agreed to appoint a former California superior court judge to administer payments from the settlement fund. Douglas Belkin, WSJ, "Michigan State to Fund $500 Million Sex-Abuse Settlement Through Bond Offering," 22 June 2018 The lawsuit asks a superior court judge to force the city to put the measure on the July 17 agenda. Hugo Martin, latimes.com, "Workers at Trump golf course and Terranea resort file lawsuit over 'panic button' ballot measure," 20 June 2018 Mario Tama/Getty Images A superior court judge in San Juan ordered the government of Puerto Rico on Tuesday to release detailed data on every single death recorded on the island since Hurricane Maria made landfall in late September. Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox, "A judge just ordered Puerto Rico to release all death certificates issued after Hurricane Maria," 5 June 2018 Frances was always proud to have worked for two partners who went on to become a superior court judge and the other, a state attorney. courant.com, "Frances Marie Bartolotta," 28 Apr. 2018 But questions about the case arose almost immediately in Los Angeles, resulting in hearings and reinvestigations as early as 1971 by the district attorney, the police chief, the county board of supervisors and the county superior court. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Who killed Bobby Kennedy? His son RFK Jr. doesn't believe it was Sirhan Sirhan," 27 May 2018 But questions about the case arose almost immediately in Los Angeles, resulting in hearings and reinvestigations as early as 1971 by the district attorney, the police chief, the county board of supervisors and the county superior court. Author: Tom Jackman, Anchorage Daily News, "Who killed Bobby Kennedy? His son RFK Jr. doesn’t believe it was Sirhan Sirhan.," 26 May 2018

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1584, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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superior court

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Legal Definition of superior court 

1 : a court of general jurisdiction intermediate between the inferior courts and the higher appellate courts

2 : a court having original jurisdiction and conducting jury trials

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