Definition of appeals court in English:

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appeals court

noun

A court that hears appeals from a lower court.
Example sentences
  • This practice, which was also adopted by lower federal appeals courts and state courts, meant that the rules of law adopted by the American judiciary were relatively easy to identify.
  • With a square conflict between two federal appeals courts, the secret hearing issue appears ripe for Supreme Court resolution.
  • It has already divided federal appeals courts, and will likely soon be considered by the Supreme Court.

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Syllabification: ap·peals court

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