federal courts
n.
The courts of the United States, created by the Constitution or by acts of Congress and having jurisdiction created by statute, including federal district courts, federal courts of appeal, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

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


federal courts
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


Federal Courts
The U.S. judicial tribunals created by Article III of the Constitution, or by Congress, to hear and determine justiciable controversies.

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


federal courts
The U.S. judicial tribunals created by Article III of the Constitution, or by Congress, to hear and determine justiciable controversies.

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

federal courts
n.
   the court system which handles civil and criminal cases based on jurisdictions enumerated in the Constitution and federal statutes. They include federal district courts which are trial courts, district courts of appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as specialized courts such as bankruptcy, tax, claims (against the government) and veterans' appeals.
   See also: bankruptcy

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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