Definition of district court in English:

district court

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  • (especially in the US) a federal or state trial court.

    ‘The bill calls for jurisdiction of the district court and of the High Court.’
    • ‘The court of appeals affirmed per curiam a dismissal by the district court for want of subject matter jurisdiction.’
    • ‘At one point, he discusses what he found out as a law clerk to a federal district court in North Carolina.’
    • ‘Although the case was lost, the Supreme Court overturned the decision of the federal district court in 1974.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, the appeals court reached the same bottom line that the district court had.’
    • ‘Doing that was like asking a district court to review a Supreme Court decision.’
    • ‘It usually takes one week for a copy of a Supreme Court's verdict to reach the prosecutors via a district court.’
    • ‘A federal district court has issued a temporary restraining order against the defendants.’
    • ‘He was acquitted by an Oslo district court in early 2003 and again by an appeals court later that year.’
    • ‘He was convicted by a federal district court in New York of fraud, conspiracy and making false filings.’
    • ‘The courts opted to consolidate the cases in an Illinois district court.’
    • ‘When I lost before the federal district court, I decided to represent myself on appeal.’
    • ‘As such, it should come first before the district court, not the court of appeals.’
    • ‘I argued those matters myself before both the district court and the court of appeals.’
    • ‘I suggest that the practice which should be followed by the clerks and justices in the district court in this matter should be as follows.’
    • ‘It seems to me to be an extraordinary way to conduct litigation involving large sums of money whether in a district court or anywhere.’
    • ‘In any case, the federal district court quite rightly held the policy unconstitutional.’
    • ‘In this paper today, you will read about cases that have come before the district court concerning breaches of the criminal law.’
    • ‘The cost of carrying a case through the district court and the Court of Appeals finally to the Supreme Court itself is enormous.’
    • ‘The district court dismissed our claims without even hearing an argument.’


district court

/ˈdistrikt kôrt/ /ˈdɪstrɪkt kɔrt/