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- A supreme court; a court to which final appeals may be taken.
1833, Noah Worcester, A solemn review of the custom of war, page 7:
- But if the eyes of people could be opened in regard to the evils and delusions of war, would it not be easy to form a confederacy of nations, and organize a high court of equity, to decide national controversies?
1840, Samuel Perkins, The World as it is: Containing a View of the Present Condition of Its Principal Nations:
- The judicial power is vested in three high courts consisting of four judges each, and having concurrent jurisdiction in all civil matters; and in a great number of inferior municipal courts.
2004, Gretchen Helmke, Courts under Constraints: Judges, Generals, and Presidents in Argentina:
- Compared with most Latin American courts, on paper the Argentine judiciary is among the most insulated high courts in the region.
supreme court — see supreme court