superior court


noun

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

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Origin of superior court

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

superior court

noun

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