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English definition of “Circuit Court of Appeals”

Circuit Court of Appeals

noun [C]  /ˈsɜr·kət ˈkɔrt əv əˈpilz, ˈkoʊrt/ us  
a court in any of eleven areas in the US in which lawyers can argue that a decision made in a lower court should be changed: The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to rule on that case.
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