Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
1) Any court of relatively lesser rank, such as municipal or justice court below a superior or county court, a superior or county court below an appeals court, or a federal district court of appeals below the U.S. Supreme Court. 2) A reference in an appeal to the trial court that originally heard the case.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:19 pm