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. . 1996.

lower court
1) Any court of relatively lesser rank, such as municipal or justice court below a superior or county court, a superior or county court below an appeals court, or a federal district court of appeals below the U.S. Supreme Court.
2) A reference in an appeal to the trial court that originally heard the case.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

lower court
n.
   1) any court of lesser rank, such as municipal or justice court below a superior or county court, a superior or county court below an appeals court, or a federal District Court of Appeals below the U.S. Supreme Court.
   2) a reference in an appeal to the trial court which originally heard the case. Typical language in an appeals decision: "In the lower court, the judge ruled Defendant had no basis for:."

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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