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circuit court

noun
1.
a court holding sessions at various intervals in different sections of a judicial district.
2.
(initial capital letters) the court of general jurisdiction in a number of U.S. states.
Origin of circuit court
1700-1710
1700-10, Americanism
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  • Among his colleagues at the bar he was no longer looked upon as the circuit-court lawyer of earlier days.

  • Dabney Prentiss had been the younger element's candidate for circuit-court judge against old Judge Priest.

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