Definition of court of appeals in US English:

court of appeals


  • 1A court to which appeals are taken in a federal circuit or a state.

    • ‘The plaintiff appealed the decision of the court of appeals, and the Colorado Supreme Court agreed to hear the case.’
    • ‘Thursday, the federal court of appeals in New Orleans disagreed with that interpretation.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Last week, the federal court of appeals for the Sixth Circuit added one more piece to an already confusing puzzle.’
    • ‘She's from Texas but she's on the same court of appeals, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.’
    • ‘There shall be no right of appeal in such proceedings to any other circuit court of appeals.’
    • ‘By a 2-1 vote, a panel of the federal court of appeals for the Third Circuit agreed.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I recently completed a year's clerkship in a federal court of appeals.’
    • ‘I argued those matters myself before both the district court and the court of appeals.’
    • ‘The judiciary includes a high court and a court of appeals whose judges are appointed.’
    • ‘They petitioned the eighth U.S. circuit court of appeals.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The D.C. circuit court of appeals, which hears most suits brought against the various federal environmental agencies, is also vulnerable.’
    • ‘He was nominated, of course, to be on the appellate court here in the District of Columbia, the federal court of appeals.’
    • ‘Therefore, the Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals and remanded the case for further proceedings.’
    • ‘And, to the surprise of many First Amendment advocates, he prevailed in both the trial court and the court of appeals.’
    • ‘The American Civil Liberties Union tins asked the 11 th U.S. circuit court of appeals in Atlanta to reconsider the ruling.’
    1. 1.1 (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.