Appeals Court

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Definition: Appeals Court

Appeals Court

Full Definition of Appeals Court

In the court system of a state or of a subordinate regional entity, an appeals court is a court of second instance where a party to a case on which judgment has been entered can ask to have their case reheard if they suspect an error of law, fact, or due process has occurred.

In criminal matters, an appeal can be filed generally only by a convicted defendant due to the double jeopardy principle, but in tort, equity, or other civil matters either party to a previous case may file an appeal. In an appeals case, the party filing the appeal is usually styled the petitioner and the party being sued in the appeal is designated the respondent.

Depending on the exact structure of the local legal system, an appeals court can also be called by the name of appellate court, court of appeals, superior court, supreme court, or other name.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Appeals Court are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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