territorial court

noun

Definition of territorial court 

: a court in a U.S. territory that has jurisdiction over local and federal cases

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Many offshore lenders like Finance of America file foreclosure lawsuits in federal court in San Juan, where proceedings move much faster than in the island’s territorial courts. Matthew Goldstein, New York Times, "The Next Crisis for Puerto Rico: A Crush of Foreclosures," 16 Dec. 2017

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1846, in the meaning defined above

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