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A court of law where cases are tried in the first place, as opposed to an appeals court.
- ‘It is important to note that in neither the trial court or the appeals court was the mother's lesbian relationship part of the decision.’
- ‘The intermediate court of appeals reversed the trial court's decision.’
- ‘On appeal, it is submitted that the trial court erred on each issue.’
- ‘The trial court, the Court of Appeals, four other justices of the Supreme Court, and many commentators disagreed.’
- ‘And, to the surprise of many First Amendment advocates, he prevailed in both the trial court and the court of appeals.’
- ‘Accordingly, they requested that the trial court dismiss the lawsuit.’
- ‘This point was simply not before the trial court or the Court of Appeal.’
- ‘We are not a trial court or an intermediate court.’
- ‘The state took him to court for drunk driving, but the trial court threw out the charges.’
- ‘However, a superior court should generally defer the exercise of its jurisdiction to the trial court unless there are special circumstances.’
- ‘The court of appeal may dismiss the appeal, quash the judgment, or request a retrial by a trial court.’
- ‘He was sent to jail on a life term by the High Court in 1992 a decade after the trial court convicted him for murdering a person over a property dispute.’
- ‘The United States Court of Appeals held that the trial court, by excluding psychological testimony, had erred.’
- ‘This Court cannot become a trial court for migration matters.’
- ‘The journalists asked the appeals court to block the trial court's order, but the request was denied and the tapes were turned over.’
- ‘In the result the court held that the trial court relied ‘to a large extent’ on this evidence.’
- ‘There, as in many states, a defendant has to post a bond in order to appeal a trial court judgement.’
- ‘The trial court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit both agreed with the school board.’
- ‘Well, it is not for an appeal court or a trial court just to ignore a statute of the Commonwealth of Australia.’
- ‘That same person goes free if proceedings are stayed, or when a trial court acquits or when, as in this case, a conviction is quashed on appeal.’
trial court/ˈtrī(ə)l kôrt/
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