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).(noun)
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.
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