court of appeal - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] legal 

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singularcourt of appeal
pluralcourts of appeal
  1. a court of law that has the power to hold appeals (=cases that are judged again because someone was not satisfied with the original judgment) and to change a decision made made by another court
    1. a.

      the Court of Appeal

      in England and Wales, a court that hears civil and criminal appeals and is the second highest court in the system