lower court

noun
low·​er court

Legal Definition of lower court

: a court whose decisions are subject to review or to appeal to a higher court

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“Lower court.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/lower%20court. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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