circuit courts of appeals


circuit courts of appeals
Former name for federal intermediate appellate courts, changed in 1948 to present designation of United States Courts of Appeals.
See 28 U.S.C.A. No.No. 41-18.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • circuit courts of appeals — Former name for federal intermediate appellate courts, changed in 1948 to present designation of United States Courts of Appeals. See 28 U.S.C.A. No.No. 41 18. See Courts of Appeals, U.S …   Black's law dictionary

  • Circuit Courts of Appeals — The former designation of the intermediate federal appellate courts, such name having been changed to the present designation, Courts of Appeals. 20 Am J2d Cts § 6 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Circuit Court of Appeals — UK US noun [C] (plural Circuit Courts of Appeals) LAW ► THE COURT OF APPEALS(Cf. ↑the Court of Appeals) …   Financial and business terms

  • circuit court of appeals — noun one of the twelve federal United States courts of appeals that cover a group of states known as a circuit • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑appellate court, ↑appeals court, ↑court of appeals • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • circuit court of appeals — any of the courts of appeals in the U.S. federal judicial system before 1948. [1940 45, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Courts of Appeals, U.S. — Intermediate appellate courts created by Congress in 1891 and known until 1948 as United States Circuit Courts of Appeals, sitting in eleven numbered circuits, the District of Columbia, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Normally… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Courts of Appeals, U.S. — Intermediate appellate courts created by Congress in 1891 and known until 1948 as United States Circuit Courts of Appeals, sitting in eleven numbered circuits, the District of Columbia, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Normally… …   Black's law dictionary

  • circuit courts — Courts whose jurisdiction extends over several counties or districts, and of which terms are held in the various counties or districts to which their jurisdiction extends. In several of the states, the name given to a tribunal, the territorial… …   Black's law dictionary

  • circuit courts — Courts whose jurisdiction extends over several counties or districts, and of which terms are held in the various counties or districts to which their jurisdiction extends. In several of the states, the name given to a tribunal, the territorial… …   Black's law dictionary

  • U.S. Courts of Appeals — Intermediate appellate courts created by Congress in 1891 and known until 1948 as United States Circuit Courts of Appeals, sitting in eleven numbered circuits, the District of Columbia, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Normally… …   Black's law dictionary