appellate court
noun court of appellate jurisdiction, court of review, higher court, senior court associated concepts: appellate division, appellate jurisdiction, appellate term

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


appellate court
n.
A court that reviews decisions made by lower courts or administrative agencies and does not hear new cases.

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


appellate court
See appeal.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


appellate court
A higher court that reviews the decision of a lower court when a losing party files an appeal.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


appellate court
A court having jurisdiction to review decisions of a trial-level or other lower court.

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


appellate court
I
A court having jurisdiction to review decisions of a trial-level or other lower court.
II A court having jurisdiction to hear appeals and review a trial court's procedure.

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

appellate court
n.
   a court of appeals which hears appeals from lower court decisions. The term is often used in legal briefs to describe a court of appeals.
   See also: appeal

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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