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1 a : a route formerly taken by traveling judges
b : a district established within a state or the federal judicial system see also the Judicial System in the back matter
: the court of appeals for a circuit in the federal judicial system [after the 9th Circuit's ruling "V. M. Sher"]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.