Definition of High Court noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    High Court

    BrE BrE//ˌhaɪ ˈkɔːt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌhaɪ ˈkɔːrt//
    (also High Court of Justice)
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  1. 1a court in England and Wales that deals with the most serious civil cases (= not criminal cases) a High Court judge/decision/ruling Culture The High Court of Justice is divided into the Queen's Bench, the Chancery Division and the Family Division. Cases only go to the High Court if they cannot be dealt with in a lower court (e.g. a county court). Some appeals (= reviews of cases) are dealt with in the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court.
  2. 2= Supreme Court
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