trial court


noun

the court in which a controversy is first adjudicated (distinguished from appellate division).

Nearby words

  1. trial and error,
  2. trial balance,
  3. trial balloon,
  4. trial by battle,
  5. trial by fire,
  6. trial denture,
  7. trial docket,
  8. trial examiner,
  9. trial frame,
  10. trial horse

Origin of trial court

First recorded in 1885–90

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British Dictionary definitions for trial court

trial court

noun

law the first court before which the facts of a case are decided
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