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English definition of “the Court of Appeals”

the Court of Appeals

noun
 
 
( also Appeals Court, also Circuit Court of Appeals)
LAW in the US, a court of law that makes decisions relating to legal cases in which people do not accept the decision of a lower court: State officials hope they can persuade the Court of Appeals in San Francisco to overturn the order.
(Definition of the Court of Appeals from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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