lower court


lower court
noun Law a court whose decisions may be overruled by another.

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  • Lower court — has several meanings:* In relation to an appeal from one court to another, the lower court is the court whose decision is being reviewed, which may be the original trial court or an appellate court lower in rank than the superior court which is… …   Wikipedia

  • lower court — low·er court n: a court whose decisions are subject to review or to appeal to a higher court Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. lower court …   Law dictionary

  • lower court — noun any court whose decisions can be appealed to a higher court • Syn: ↑inferior court • Hypernyms: ↑court, ↑tribunal, ↑judicature …   Useful english dictionary

  • lower court — An expression of dual meaning: (1) a trial court as distinguished from the court to which an appeal from its judgment is taken; (2) an inferior court …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Lower Court —    In the Little Minories (W. Stow, 1722 Boyle, 1799).    Not named in the maps …   Dictionary of London

  • presenting question in lower court — A fundamental condition of right to review; the raising of objections and the taking of exceptions in the lower court. 5 Am J2d A & E §§ 545 et seq …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • List of Canadian lower court cases — A select number of decisions from the superior and inferior courts that have proven to be the leading case law in a number of fields and have subsequently been influential in other provinces, or else they are famous decisions in their own right.… …   Wikipedia

  • reserving question in lower court — A fundamental condition of right to review; the raising of objections and the reservation of exceptions to rulings. 5 Am J2d A & E §§ 545 et seq. See reserved point …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Court of Appeal of England and Wales — Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand Established 1875 Jurisdiction …   Wikipedia

  • Court of Appeal — ˌCourt of Apˈpeal also Apˈpeal Court noun [singular] LAW in Britain, the highest court of law that makes decisions about criminal and civil cases that have been decided by lower courts but where people are not happy about the decision made.… …   Financial and business terms