nounchiefly North American
A court of law where cases are tried in the first place, as opposed to an appeal court.
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of trial court in:
- The US English dictionary