superior court

superior court

noun
1.
the court of general jurisdiction found in many states of the United States.
2.
any court that has general jurisdiction above other courts.

Origin:
1680–90, Americanism

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superior court
 
n
1.  See also Supreme Court of Judicature (in England) a higher court not subject to control by any other court except by way of appeal
2.  (US) (in several states) a court of general jurisdiction ranking above the inferior courts and below courts of last resort

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