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circuit court

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

An Americanism dating back to 1700–10
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  • Dabney Prentiss had been the younger element's candidate for circuit-court judge against old Judge Priest.

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    Irvin S. Cobb

  • Among his colleagues at the bar he was no longer looked upon as the Circuit-Court lawyer of earlier days.