Definition of lower court in English:

lower court

noun

Law
  • A court whose decisions may be overruled by another court on appeal.

    • ‘An appeal is allowed if the decision of the lower court is wrong.’
    • ‘Under the new practice, the decision of the lower court will attract much greater significance.’
    • ‘And then, to compound the crisis further, litigants challenge the orders of a lower court in a higher court.’
    • ‘However, at least one court should review the decision of the lower court.’
    • ‘There will also be a spectrum of appropriate respect depending on the nature of the decision of the lower court which is challenged.’