Federal Courts Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Federal Courts, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Federal Courts?

n. The court system handling civil and criminal cases determined by the Constitution’s jurisdictions and federal statutes. Federal courts include federal district courts, district courts of appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court, and specialized courts such as bankruptcy, tax, claims, and veterans’ appeals.