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circuit court a court that can hold sessions in different locations in a judicial district. [2 definitions]
court of appeals (sometimes cap.) a state or federal court, to which requests for case reviews or retrials are presented, that decides whether the rulings and judgment of the court below were correct or not; appellate court.
court of common pleas in some U.S. states, a court having general jurisdiction over civil suits.
Court of St. James the British royal court.
court plaster a small piece of fabric coated on one side with isinglass and glycerin or some other adhesive, formerly used on the skin to protect cuts or scratches or for cosmetic purposes in the form of so-called beauty spots.
court-bouillon a broth made from fish or seafood, cooked in wine or water with vegetables and herbs, and used in fish dishes, soups, and the like.
court-martial a military court that tries those subject to it for violations of military law. [4 definitions]
day in court the opportunity to be heard or to present one's case, as in a legal proceeding.
district court a U.S. Federal trial court in each judicial district. [2 definitions]
domestic relations court in some U.S. states, a court with jurisdiction limited to matters involving a family or household, esp. disputes involving the custody, support, and welfare of children; family court.
General Court the state legislature of Massachusetts or New Hampshire. [2 definitions]
Inns of Court the four legal societies in England that have the exclusive right to admit law students to the bar. [2 definitions]
juvenile court a law court with jurisdiction over cases involving children under a specified age, usu. eighteen years.
kangaroo court an unauthorized court, such as one set up by prison inmates or strikers, that often disregards or parodies normal legal procedures.
law court a court of law.
moot court a mock trial, usu. for the instruction of law students.
prize court a court that decides how to distribute goods captured in war, esp. goods taken at sea.
probate court a special court with jurisdiction over the probating of wills, the administration of estates, and the determination of guardians for minors and incompetents.
provost court a military court in occupied territory for the trial of civilians or military personnel accused of minor infractions.
summary court-martial a court-martial composed of a single officer, for the trial of minor offenses.