trial court

noun

Definition of trial court

: the court before which issues of fact and law are first determined as distinguished from an appellate court

Examples of trial court in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The trial court granted summary judgment for Brinkman and Bauer asked the Iowa appellate court to overturn that decision. Jack Greiner, The Enquirer, "Strictly Legal: "Slumlord" comment on Facebook not defamatory," 8 Dec. 2020 The suit was dismissed on Wednesday by a Philadelphia trial court, but an appellate court on Thursday reversed that ruling and ordered officials to allow all poll observers to watch the ballot-counting from a distance of six feet. Tina Davis, Bloomberg.com, "Trump’s Election Lawsuits: Where the Court Fights Are Playing Out," 5 Nov. 2020 Graham’s case was returned to trial court for resentencing. Robin Goist, cleveland, "Ohio Supreme Court overturns death penalty for man convicted of killing Kent State student," 18 Dec. 2020 The employee represented the first positive case among workers at the courthouse, Washington County trial court administrator Richard Moellmer said in his memo. oregonlive, "Coronavirus cases disclosed among courthouse staff, defendants, guards in Washington County," 1 Dec. 2020 Regarding the portion of the lawsuit returned to trial court, Penley noted the regents had stopped offering in-state tuition to students without legal status in 2018. Maria Polletta, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona Supreme Court rejects attorney general's attempt to expand power; says lower court erred on tuition claim," 25 Nov. 2020 This was added after the trial court found the original amendment did not cover them. James T. Norman, chicagotribune.com, "Ill. Appellate Court upholds Deerfield’s ban on assault weapons, partially overturning a lower court ruling," 8 Dec. 2020 The trial court should have considered Brnovich's request for reimbursement on behalf of the public, the justices said, and should do so now — even though ABOR has stopped offering in-state rates to those students. Maria Polletta, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona Supreme Court rejects attorney general's attempt to expand power; says lower court erred on tuition claim," 25 Nov. 2020 While the court did not stop the certification of Wayne County's election results, Zahra argued that the trial court should take up the lawsuit's claims of election fraud. Clara Hendrickson, Detroit Free Press, "Mich. Supreme Court rejects appeal, but 2 justices urge looking into election fraud claims," 24 Nov. 2020

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1889, in the meaning defined above

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“Trial court.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trial%20court. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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trial court

noun

Legal Definition of trial court

: the court before which issues of fact and law are tried and first determined as distinguished from an appellate court

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