trial court

trial court
trial court n: the court before which issues of fact and law are tried and first determined as distinguished from an appellate court

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

trial court
The court in which a case is first presented, as opposed to an appellate court.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

trial court
The court that has original jurisdiction and holds the original trial where all the evidence is first received and considered. Compare: appellate court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

trial court
   the court which holds the original trial, as distinguished from a court of appeals.
   See also: trial

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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