Definition of trial court in English:

trial court

Syllabification: tri·al court

noun

chiefly North American
  • A court of law where cases are tried in the first place, as opposed to an appeals court.
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    • Well, it is not for an appeal court or a trial court just to ignore a statute of the Commonwealth of Australia.
    • It is important to note that in neither the trial court or the appeals court was the mother's lesbian relationship part of the decision.
    • And, to the surprise of many First Amendment advocates, he prevailed in both the trial court and the court of appeals.

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