court of last resort

The final court of appeal in a jurisdiction; a supreme court.

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  • court of last resort — court of last re·sort: a court of final appeal in a jurisdiction see also court of appeals, supreme court, supreme court of appeals, supreme judicial court …   Law dictionary

  • court of last resort — court′ of last′ resort′ n. law a court, as the Supreme Court, whose decision cannot be appealed …   From formal English to slang

  • court of last resort — The highest court to which a case may be taken; a court from the judgments of which no appeal can be taken …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • court of last resort — a court of final appeal …   Useful english dictionary

  • last resort, court of — A court from which there is no further appeal is called the court of last resort. For example, the United States Supreme Court …   Black's law dictionary

  • last resort — A court, such as the U.S. Supreme Court, from which there is no further appeal of a judgment rendered by it in review of a decision in a civil or criminal action by a lower court. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. last… …   Law dictionary

  • Last Resort — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Last Resort peut désigner dans différents domaines : Sommaire 1 Jeux vidéo 2 Cinéma …   Wikipédia en Français

  • last resort — Characterizing a court from the judgments or decisions of which no appeal can be taken …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • court — / kōrt/ n [Old French, enclosed space, royal entourage, court of justice, from Latin cohort cohors farmyard, armed force, retinue] 1 a: an official assembly for the administration of justice: a unit of the judicial branch of government the… …   Law dictionary

  • court of appeals — often cap C&A: a court hearing appeals from the decisions of lower courts: as a: an intermediate court of the U.S. federal judicial system b: a state appellate court – called also court of appeal; see also the judicial system in the back matter ◇ …   Law dictionary

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