circuit court

  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.

Origin of circuit court

An Americanism dating back to 1700–10

Words Nearby circuit court Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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