- The definition of a district court is a federal trial court in a U.S. judicial district that hears cases that arise under federal laws, or a court of general jurisdiction (the right to hear both federal and non-federal cases).
A federal court in the state of California where a judge hears cases that arise under federal laws such as non-payment of taxes is an example of a district court.
district court definition by Webster's New World
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- the federal trial court sitting in each judicial district of the U.S.
- in some states of the U.S., the court of general jurisdiction in each judicial district
district court definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- A U.S. federal trial court serving a judicial district.
- A state court of general jurisdiction in some states.
district court - Business Definition
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A federal court that tries and decides federal civil cases in one of 94 districts. The President of the United States appoints federal district court judges for life.
district court - Legal Definition
A court in the state or federal system, typically the lowest level trial court serving a particular geographical area. See also district.