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district court noften cap D&C
: a trial court having general or limited jurisdiction in a judicial district: as
a : one of the federal trial courts sitting in a federal district
b : a trial court within a state court system see also the Judicial System in the back matter
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.