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superior court

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  1. the court of general jurisdiction found in many states of the United States.
  2. any court that has general jurisdiction above other courts.

Origin of superior court

An Americanism dating back to 1680–90
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British Dictionary definitions for superior court

superior court

  1. (in England) a higher court not subject to control by any other court except by way of appealSee also Supreme Court of Judicature
  2. US (in several states) a court of general jurisdiction ranking above the inferior courts and below courts of last resort
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