Definition of High court

1. Noun. The highest court in most states of the United States.

Exact synonyms: State Supreme Court, Supreme Court
Generic synonyms: Court, Judicature, Tribunal
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

Definition of High court

1. Noun. A supreme court; a court to which final appeals may be taken. ¹

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Literary usage of High court

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1. A History of English Law by William Searle Holdsworth, John Burke (1903)
"9 To the high court was assigned the jurisdiction exercised by the following courts:—10 (1) The high court of Chancery as a common law court as well as a ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"(2) Decrees passed on an appeal to any court in India subordinate to a high court are as a general rule subject to appeal to the high court on the grounds ..."

3. The Law and Custom of the Constitution by William Reynell Anson (1907)
"Divisions of the high court. The Supreme Court is divided into a high court and a Court of Appeal: the high court is itself divided for the sake of ..."

4. Commentaries on the Laws of England by Herbert Broom, Edward Alfred Hadley, William Wait, William Blackstone (1875)
"10, the high court of admiralty is constituted a court of record for all intents and purposes, and has power to proceed either in rem or in ..."

5. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1898)
"l As the result of that report was enacted the Supreme Court of Judicature Act,* 1873, which provided that "the high court of Chancery of England, ..."

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