Definition of higher court in English:

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higher court


A court that can overrule the decision of another.
Example sentences
  • The legal system depends on lower-court judges obeying higher courts, just as it depends on litigants obeying judges.
  • She said in mid-June that she would go to a higher court and appeal the decision.
  • This past April, however, Utah's attorney general asked the higher court to reinstate the original charges.

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Syllabification: high·er court

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