court' of appeals'
1. (in the U.S. federal court system and some state court systems) an appellate court intermediate between the trial courts and the court of last resort.
2. the highest appellate court of New York State.
3. Court of Appeal, Brit.See under Supreme Court of Judicature. Also,Court' of Appeals' (for defs. 1, 2).
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