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inferior court


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n inferior court any court whose decisions can be appealed to a higher court
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Inferior court (Law) a court subject to the jurisdiction of another court known as the superior court, or higher court.
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In literature:

These inferior Cards were never allowed to sit in the same row with the great Court Cards.
"The Hungry Stones And Other Stories" by Rabindranath Tagore
I felt myself compelled to reaffirm the decision of the inferior court.
"Army Life in a Black Regiment" by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
In this respect she was inferior, on the authority even of her apologists, to many ladies of the Court and city.
"Political Women (Vol. 1 of 2)" by Sutherland Menzies
The judicial power is vested in a supreme court, and such inferior courts as the general assembly from time to time shall establish.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
The lodgers seemed to be even inferior to those who passed in at the court where the abbe resided.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII. No. 3. March 1848" by Various
The Constitution was roundly abused because it provided for the election of the Judges of the inferior courts by the people.
"History of the Constitutions of Iowa" by Benjamin F. Shambaugh
The High Court of Justice is (through divisional courts) a court of appeal for inferior courts.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
To decide conflicts of jurisdiction between courts immediately inferior to it, or not having a common superior.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 4" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
Its hall, which dates from 1560, is little inferior to any hall in all the Inns of Court.
"Milton's England" by Lucia Ames Mead
He was judge of the Inferior Court of Pleas for Essex until his death.
"Historic Homes" by Mary H. Northend
The writ apparently issued for no court inferior to the bishop's, unless upon the bishop's request.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9" by Various
At the time of his appointment the judicial system of the inferior courts was in a very primitive condition.
"The Canadian Portrait Gallery - Volume 3 (of 4)" by John Charles Dent
Besides the Court of the Areopagus, there are four other inferior courts of appeal, one for each of the judicial districts of Greece.
"Marriage and Divorce Laws of the World" by Hyacinthe Ringrose
At the time of his appointment the judicial system of the inferior courts was in a very primitive condition.
"The Canadian Portrait Gallery Volume 3" by John Charles Dent
The dire face of inferior darknes, kis't And courted in the pompus mask of a more specious mist.
"The Complete Works of Richard Crashaw, Volume I (of 2)" by Richard Crashaw
Judge Shore denounces the inferior courts as sinks of villainy.
"Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland" by Henry B. Stanton
The inferior courts would revise all the decisions of the judges placed over and above them.
"Atrocious Judges" by John Campbell, Baron Campbell
The Legislature may also establish such municipal and other inferior courts as may be deemed necessary.
"History of the State of California" by John T. Frost
A solicitor, who is allowed to speak before an inferior court, although not an advocate; corr.
"An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language" by John Jamieson
Let them fight it out, he said, in the inferior courts of their Church.
"The Early History of the Scottish Union Question" by George W. T. Omond

In news:

Inferior Baldwin Brother Takes Kevin Costner to Court For Oil-Stained Cash.
Establish courts inferior to the Supreme Court.