- Supreme Court.
- a superior court.
Origin of High Court
Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300
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Examples from the Web for high court
Joshua Compston was a posh boy, his father a high-court judge, his grandfather a rear admiral.Joshua Compston Was Once the Wunderkind of the British Art World…and Now He’s Been Practically Forgotten
January 17, 2014
More likely, they would wait until a second high-court ruling on the appeal.Back to Jail for Amanda Knox?
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March 25, 2013
“The politics be damned, this is about what we came to do,” she said at a news conference following the high-court decision.Nancy Pelosi’s Tireless Obamacare Push Vindicated by Supreme Court Ruling
July 4, 2012
But as a high-court justice, he writes, it's Texas's business what it wants to do about such laws, not his.Clarence Thomas and DOMA
May 31, 2012
Editor's Note: A previous version of this article described Unity Dow as a current high-court judge in Botswana.How Botswana Beat AIDS
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Therefore it is qualified to appoint a general or a high-court judge or other officer of the law.The Cult of Incompetence
- (in England and Wales) a shortened form of High Court of Justice
- (in Scotland) a shortened form of High Court of Justiciary
- (in Australia) the highest court of appeal, deciding esp constitutional issues
- (in New Zealand) a court of law inferior to the Court of AppealFormerly called: Supreme Court
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