Definition of Court of Appeal in English:

Court of Appeal

noun

  • 1(in England and Wales) a court of law that hears appeals against both civil and criminal judgements from the Crown Courts, High Court, and County Courts.

    • ‘This cannot be achieved by simply permitting the Court of Appeal to interfere on appeal.’
    • ‘The Court of Appeal, for various reasons, allowed the appeal in all but one case.’
    • ‘The Courts of Appeal are organised into circuits and they may only hear appeals from within their own circuits.’
    • ‘It is the first case to have come to the High Court and the Court of Appeal on the Regulations.’
    • ‘The issue was decided against the claimant who appealed to the Court of Appeal.’
    • ‘On the question of the prospects of success of any appeal to the Court of Appeal, there are two points.’
    • ‘Whether the test is that this is a first appeal to the Court of Appeal or a second appeal is irrelevant.’
    • ‘An attempt to persuade the Court of Appeal to grant permission to appeal failed.’
    • ‘The defendant in the first case appealed and reference was made from the Court of Appeal in the second.’
    • ‘Both the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords said that he had no cause of action.’
    • ‘He also refused leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal without giving reasons for that decision.’
    • ‘The judge's ruling was upheld by the Court of Appeal in refusing leave to appeal.’
    • ‘Were a writ now to be issued the High Court would be undermining the decision of the Court of Appeal.’
    • ‘Later he was a High Court Judge in the Family Division and afterwards in the Court of Appeal.’
    • ‘As matters stand, we will go to the Court of Appeal and the Court of Appeal might make a Reference.’
    • ‘Trial by jury does not mean that by jury in the first instance and trial by judges in the Court of Appeal in the second.’
    • ‘The case had been referred to the Court of Appeal by the Criminal Cases Review Commission.’
    • ‘We were asked also to consider the possibility of permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal.’
    • ‘The appeals will be heard in the Court of Appeal in London but no date has yet been fixed.’
    • ‘Fifteen cases are listed over two days at the Court of Appeal on Wednesday and Thursday.’
    1. 1.1US A court of law in a federal circuit or state to which appeals are taken.
      • ‘After graduation he went on to a clerkship on the federal court of appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and there he found vindication.’
      • ‘I know you've been going through a lot of the different legal angles, but the bottom line is their best hope right now is with the eleventh circuit court of appeals.’
      • ‘Anyone can file a complaint for judicial misconduct with the clerk of the federal court of appeals for the circuit in which a given judge sits.’
      • ‘Thursday, the federal court of appeals in New Orleans disagreed with that interpretation.’
      • ‘The American Civil Liberties Union tins asked the 11 th U.S. circuit court of appeals in Atlanta to reconsider the ruling.’
      • ‘By a 2-1 vote, a panel of the federal court of appeals for the Third Circuit agreed.’
      • ‘Last week, the federal court of appeals for the Sixth Circuit added one more piece to an already confusing puzzle.’
      • ‘And, to the surprise of many First Amendment advocates, he prevailed in both the trial court and the court of appeals.’
      • ‘I argued those matters myself before both the district court and the court of appeals.’
      • ‘They petitioned the eighth U.S. circuit court of appeals.’
      • ‘The judiciary includes a high court and a court of appeals whose judges are appointed.’
      • ‘I recently completed a year's clerkship in a federal court of appeals.’
      • ‘It is supremely ironic that the Ninth Circuit is the court of appeals that is taking the Supreme Court's new Commerce Clause jurisprudence the most seriously.’
      • ‘He was nominated, of course, to be on the appellate court here in the District of Columbia, the federal court of appeals.’
      • ‘In 2002, the number stood at 492 per active judge, and the Ninth Circuit was far from the busiest court of appeals in the country.’
      • ‘She's from Texas but she's on the same court of appeals, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.’
      • ‘Therefore, the Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals and remanded the case for further proceedings.’
      • ‘The D.C. circuit court of appeals, which hears most suits brought against the various federal environmental agencies, is also vulnerable.’
      • ‘There shall be no right of appeal in such proceedings to any other circuit court of appeals.’
      • ‘The plaintiff appealed the decision of the court of appeals, and the Colorado Supreme Court agreed to hear the case.’