circuit court

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noun

a court holding sessions at various intervals in different sections of a judicial district.
(initial capital letters) the court of general jurisdiction in a number of U.S. states.

Nearby words

  1. circuit,
  2. circuit analyzer,
  3. circuit binding,
  4. circuit board,
  5. circuit breaker,
  6. circuit court of appeals,
  7. circuit edges,
  8. circuit judge,
  9. circuit rider,
  10. circuit training

Origin of circuit court

An Americanism dating back to 1700–10

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