high court

high court
,high `court noun count usually singular
1. ) a state SUPREME COURT in the U.S.
2. ) a court of law in the U.K. that has more power than ordinary courts, and in which previous court decisions can be changed

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • High Court —   [ haɪ kɔːt], High Court of Justice [ ɔv dʒʌstɪs], in angelsächsischen Ländern oder Ländern mit angelsächsisch beeinflussten Rechtssystemen Berufungsinstanzgericht, z. B. in Großbritannien (England und Wales) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • High Court — High Courts N COUNT: usu sing In England and Wales, the High Court is a court of law which deals with very serious or important cases …   English dictionary

  • High Court — n [C usually singular] a court of law that is at a higher level than ordinary courts and that can be asked to change the decisions of a lower court …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • High Court — High′ Court′ n. 1) cvb Supreme Court 2) a superior court …   From formal English to slang

  • High Court — /haɪ ˈkɔt/ (say huy kawt) noun 1. High Court of Australia, the highest court in Australia, established under the Commonwealth Constitution to act as a court of first instance, especially in determining matters arising under the Constitution or… …  

  • High Court — Als High Court wird bezeichnet: High Court (Irland) High Court of Justice (England und Wales) High Court (Namibia) High Court (Hongkong) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidun …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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