appellate jurisdiction

Definition of "appellate jurisdiction"
  1. The authority of a court over the review and revision of a lower court's decision
How to use "appellate jurisdiction" in a sentence
  1. The state supreme court exercised its appellate jurisdiction to reconsider the decision of the trial court.
  2. The federal circuit court has appellate jurisdiction to review district court decisions.
  3. Appellate jurisdiction grants higher courts the power to amend or overrule decisions made by lower courts.

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