federal court

fed·er·al court
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fed-er-uh l kawrt, kohrt]
    • /ˈfɛd ər əl kɔrt, koʊrt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fed-er-uh l kawrt, kohrt]
    • /ˈfɛd ər əl kɔrt, koʊrt/

Definitions of federal court words

  • noun federal court a court of a federal government, especially one established under the Constitution of the United States. 1
  • noun federal court a court with powers derived from the US Constitution which rules on cases involving the Constitution, Federal Laws, and interstate crimes 0

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Origin of federal court

First appearance:

before 1780
One of the 45% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1780-90

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Parts of speech for Federal court


federal court popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 75% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for federal court

noun federal court

  • court — A court is a place where legal matters are decided by a judge and jury or by a magistrate.
  • courthouse — A courthouse is a building in which a court of law meets.

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