district court
district court n often cap D&C: a trial court having general or limited jurisdiction in a judicial district: as
a: one of the federal trial courts sitting in a federal district
b: a trial court within a state court system see also the judicial system in the back matter

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

district court
n.
(1) A federal court that has jurisdiction over a particular region of a state and hears cases arising from offenses against federal laws and cases involving litigants from different states;
see also diversity
(2) In some states, an inferior court with general jurisdiction over minor matters.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


district court
1) in the federal court system, a trial court for federal cases in a court district, which is all or a portion of a state. Thus, if you file suit in federal court, your case will normally be heard in federal district court.
2) A local court in some states. States may also group their appellate courts into districts — for example, The First District Court of Appeal.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


district court
A designation of an inferior state court that exercises general jurisdiction that it has been granted by the constitution or statute which created it. A U.S. judicial tribunal with original jurisdiction to try cases or controversies that fall within its limited jurisdiction.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


district court
A designation of an inferior state court that exercises general jurisdiction that it has been granted by the constitution or statute which created it. A U.S. judicial tribunal with original jurisdiction to try cases or controversies that fall within its limited jurisdiction.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

district court
n.
   1) in the federal court system, a trial court for federal cases in a court district, which is all or a portion of a state.
   2) a local court in some states.
   See also: court

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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