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Appellate court

Court of law empowered to hear an appeal of a trial court or other lower tribunal

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Appellate court: Court of law empowered to hear an appeal of a trial court or other lower tribunal
An appellate court, commonly called an appeals court, court of appeals, appeal court, court of second instance or second instance court, is any court of law that is empowered to hear an appeal of a trial court or other lower tribunal. In most jurisdictions, the court system is divided into at least three levels: the trial court, which initially hears cases and reviews evidence and testimony to determine the facts of the case; at least one intermediate appellate court; and a supreme court which primarily reviews the decisions of the intermediate courts. A jurisdiction's supreme court is that jurisdiction's highest appellate court. Appellate courts nationwide can operate under varying rules.

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The Attorney General refers the jail terms to the Court of Appeal for being "unduly lenient".
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Armenia's criminal court of appeal released former president Robert Kocharyan from custody on Thursday on bail of 2 billion drams ($4.2 million).
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