Definitions for "Circuit court"
In the federal system, an appellate court with jurisdiction over several judicial districts. In a state system, often, a trial court of original jurisdiction. ÒCircuit courtÓ initially referred to a court system with multiple sites served by a single judge who traveled the circuit to have hearings at each site.
an itinerant court which goes round the country trying criminal cases; the one in Scotland is the Court of Justiciary
The name used for the principal trial court in many states.