federal court

noun
a court of a federal government, especially one established under the constitution of the United States.

Origin:
1780–90, Americanism

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Example sentences
There was a stalemate, and in the end a federal court accepted a more moderate
  plan that kept things more or less as they were.
Now the arguments have moved to federal court, and it is not clear which side
  will win.
Next month a federal court is due to hold a hearing on the agreement, which
  will help shape the future of the digital publishing.
The newspaper then sued in both state and federal court, with the federal suit
  concerning only the first request.
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