Definition of Superior court

1. Noun. Any court that has jurisdiction above an inferior court.

Generic synonyms: Court, Judicature, Tribunal
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

Definition of Superior court

1. Noun. A court of general competence which typically has unlimited jurisdiction with regard to civil and criminal legal cases in the lowest hierarchy of a judiciary in a common law system. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Superior Court

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superior court (current term)
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Literary usage of Superior court

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"Error from superior court, Dade County; MC Tarver, Judge. ... clerk of the superior court, and others for distribution of a balance left In the ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"The superior court decreed that the defendant should pay to the plaintiff the amount of ... The cause was remanded to the superior court for a new trial, ..."

3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1920)
"The decree of the superior court of Connecticut, to which it Is claimed full faith and credit was denied, was rendered In the case of Charles H. Dresser et ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"The case, which arose in the superior court in Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, ia fully stated by the court. ... The judgment of the superior court it affirmed. ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Judicature by New York (State). Supreme Court (1846)
"superior court of New-York. THE PEOPLE, ex relatione Boyden and others ... The superior court set aside the proceedings against the bail, and directed an ..."

6. The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut [1636-1776] by Connecticut, Connecticut General Assembly, Connecticut Council, Council of Safety (Conn.)., James Hammond Trumbull, Charles Jeremy Hoadly (1877)
"Od., the said judgment of the superior court be set aside, and that said Stow have hereby liberty of another tryal of said case at the superior court to be ..."

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