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Law courts - synonyms or related words

admiralty court

noun

a maritime court

appellate court

noun

a court of law that can change the decision made in other courts

Chancery

noun

in the legal system in England and Wales, a division of the High Court of Justice

circuit court

noun

one of a number of courts of law in an area that a judge visits regularly in order to deal with local cases

the CJEU

the Court of Justice of the European Union: the European Union institution that contains its entire judiciary, consisting of three separate courts: the Court of Justice, the General Court, and the Civil Service Tribunal

county court

noun

a local civil court of law in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and some US counties that deals with minor legal issues

the court

noun

legal a place where trials take place and legal cases are decided, especially in front of a judge and a jury or a magistrate.

the Court of Justice of the European Union

the European Union institution that contains its entire judiciary, consisting of three separate courts: the Court of Justice, the General Court and the Civil Service Tribunal

the Court of Session

in Scotland, the highest civil court

the courts

noun

the system of courts that decide legal cases

court-martial

noun

a military court for trials of members of the armed forces who have broken military laws

the Court of Appeal

noun

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

the Court of Appeal

noun

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

court of law

noun

a court where legal trials take place

the CPS

the Crown Prosecution Service

Crown Court

noun

a court of law in England and Wales where serious criminal cases are heard by a judge and jury

the Crown Prosecution Service

noun

the official organization in England and Wales that decides whether the police have found enough evidence to have a court case against someone

district court

noun

a court in the US that deals with cases in a particular national or state district

the ECJ

the European Court of Justice: the highest court in the European Union in matters of European Union law, situated in Luxembourg

the ECtHR

the European Court of Human Rights: a court in Strasbourg that hears cases under the European Convention on Human Rights

the EGC

the (European) General Court: a European Union court situated in Luxembourg that hears cases taken against the institutions of the European Union by individuals and member states

the European Court of Human Rights

a court in Strasbourg that hears cases under the European Convention on Human Rights

the European Court of Justice

the highest court in the European Union in matters of European Union law, situated in Luxembourg

the European Union Civil Service Tribunal

a specialized court within the Court of Justice of the European Union that deals with disputes between the EU and its civil service. This tribunal closed in 2016.

EWCA

England and Wales Court of Appeal. This abbreviation is used in case citations.

EWHC

England and Wales High Court. This abbreviation is used in case citations.

the General Court

a European Union court situated in Luxembourg that hears cases taken against the institutions of the European Union by individuals and member states

Gray's Inn

one of the four Inns of Court in London

high court

noun

the highest court of justice in some countries

the High Court

noun

the High Court of Justice

the High Court of Justice

noun

a high level court in England and Wales that deals with important cases and appeals

the High Court of Justiciary

the highest criminal court in Scotland

the ICC

noun

the International Criminal Court: a permanent international criminal court in the Hague, Netherlands that hears cases involving war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity

the ICJ

the International Court of Justice: a United Nations Court in the Hague, Netherlands that deals with legal disputes between states

the ICTY

the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: a temporary criminal court in the Hague, Netherlands that hears cases about crimes committed during the conflict in the former Yugoslavia in the early 1990s

industrial tribunal

noun

a court in the UK where workers can bring complaints against their employers

Inner Temple

one of the four Inns of Court in London

the Inns of Court

the four legal institutions with groups of buildings in London where many barristers have their chambers. The four Inns are Gray's Inn, Lincoln's Inn, Inner Temple and Middle Temple.

the International Court of Justice

a United Nations Court in the Hague, Netherlands that deals with legal disputes between states. It is also referred to as the World Court.

the International Criminal Court

a permanent international criminal court in the Hague, Netherlands that hears cases involving war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity

the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

a temporary criminal court in the Hague, Netherlands that hears cases about crimes committed during the conflict in the former Yugoslavia in the early 1990s

the JCPC

the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council: a court in London that is the highest court of appeal for some Commonwealth countries and some British Overseas Territories

the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

a court in London that is the highest court of appeal for some Commonwealth countries and some British Overseas Territories

Justice of the Peace Court

noun

one of many criminal courts in Scotland that deal with minor crimes. It is similar to the Magistrates' court in England and Wales.

juvenile court

noun

a law court that deals with children and teenagers

kangaroo court

noun

informal a court that is not official and is organized to punish someone whether they have committed a crime or not

law court

noun

a place where legal cases are decided

Lincoln's Inn

one of the four Inns of Court in London

Magistrates’ Court

noun

a court in England and Wales where minor crimes are judged and procedures for more serious crimes are started

maritime court

noun

a court that hears cases involving ships and the transport of goods and people by sea

Middle Temple

one of the four Inns of Court in London

moot court

noun

a court in which law students hold imaginary trials as part of their training

the Old Bailey

the building in London that contains the main courts where criminal trials take place. Its official name is the Central Criminal Court.

probate registry

noun

in England and Wales, a special court that deals with the administration of wills

the Queen's Bench

noun

in the legal system in England and Wales, a division of the High Court of Justice

the RCJ

the Royal Courts of Justice: a court building in London that houses the High Court and the Court of Appeal

the Royal Courts of Justice

a court building in London that houses the High Court and the Court of Appeal

sheriff court

noun

a court of law in Scotland where most types of crime are judged

small claims court

noun

a law court in which people try to get back small amounts of money that they think other people or businesses owe them

superior court

noun

a court of law in some states of the US that has more authority than many other courts

the Supreme Court

the highest court in many countries, including the US and UK, which has authority over all the other courts in a country’s legal system

tribunal

noun

a special law court organized to judge a particular case

UKSC

United Kingdom Supreme Court. This abbreviation is used in case citations.

the World Court

the International Court of Justice: a United Nations Court in the Hague, Netherlands that deals with legal disputes between states

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snap election

a general election … that is called earlier than expected

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