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circuit

an established itinerary of events or venues used for a particular activity

jurisdiction

the official power to make legal decisions and judgments

exclusive jurisdiction

where one court has the power to adjudicate a case to the exclusion of all other courts

concurrent jurisdiction

where two or more courts from different systems simultaneously have jurisdiction over a specific case

acknowledge

to accept or admit the existence or truth

circumstance

a fact or condition connected with or relevant to an event or action

district court

a state of federal trial court

original jurisdiction

the power to hear a case for the first time as opposed to appellate jurisdiction, when a court has the power to review a lower courts decision

appeals court

any court of law that is empowered to hear an appeal of a trial court or other lower tribunal

appellate jurisdiction

the power of a court to review decisions and change outcomes of decisions of lower courts