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high court

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Definition of high court


high court (plural high courts)

  1. A supreme court; a court to which final appeals may be taken.


Further reading

The term High Court usually refers to the superior court (or supreme court) of a country or state. In some countries, it is the highest court (e.g. Australia). In others, it is positioned lower in the hierarchy of courts (e.g. in England & Wales).

List of High Courts

Alphabetically by name of associated country:

  • High Court of Australia
  • Supreme Court of Bangladesh (composed of High court division and Appellate division)
  • Royal High Court of Bhutan
  • Court of High Commission (ecclesiastical court in England)
  • High Court (Fiji)
  • High Court (Germany)
  • High Court (Guyana)
  • High Court (Hong Kong)
  • High Courts of India, several courts
  • High Court (Ireland)
  • High Court (Isle of Man)
  • Supreme Court of Israel (serves as an Appellate court and as the High Court of Justice)
  • High Courts of Japan
  • High Court of Lesotho
  • High Courts of Malaysia
  • High Court of Maldives (Not the supreme Court)
  • High Court of Morocco
  • High Court (Myanmar)
  • High Court of New Zealand
  • High Courts of Nigeria
  • High Courts of Pakistan, several courts
  • High Court of Cassation and Justice (Romania)
  • High Court of Singapore
  • High Court of Sri Lanka
  • High Court of South Africa
  • High Courts of Spain, several courts
  • High Court (Sweden)
  • High Court of Trinidad & Tobago
  • High Court (Uganda)
  • High Court of Justice (United Kingdom: England and Wales)
  • High Court of Justiciary (United Kingdom: Scotland)


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Translation of high court in Malay


A supreme court; a court to which final appeals may be taken

  1. mahkamah tinggi


1.     precedent
2.     AORO
3.     stare decisis
4.     adjudication order
5.     Miranda warning
6.     lex patriae
7.     appellant
8.     parol evidence rule
9.     culpability
10.     circumstantial evidence