The lawful authority of a court to review a decision made by a lower court.
The authority to hear appeals.
The power of a court to review a case that has already been tried by a lower court.
Authority to hear appeals of cases arising in a particular geographic area or sphere of the law. The Supreme Court has appellate jurisdiction over all cases arising under the Constitution of the United States. See also original jurisdiction.
The authority of a higher court to review the decision of a lower court.
The power vested in an appellate court to review and revise the judicial action of an inferior court.
The authority a court has to hear an appeal against a decision made by a lower court
Law. A court having the power to hear appeals, and to review decisions by courts below it.
A type of jurisdiction in which the Court waits for one of the parties in a dispute to appeal a decision before it takes a case.
Appellate jurisdiction refers to the power of a court to review and potentially modify the decisions made by another court or tribunal. The review process is known as an appeal, and is normally initiated by an action of the party who is dissatisfied with the decision of the lower court.