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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. any court whose decisions can be appealed to a higher court;
[syn: inferior court, lower court]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Inferior \In*fe"ri*or\, a. [L., compar. of inferus that is below, underneath, the lower; akin to E. under: cf. F. inf['e]rieur. See Under.] [1913 Webster] 1. Lower in place, rank, value, excellence, etc.; less important or valuable; subordinate; underneath; beneath. [1913 Webster] A thousand inferior and particular propositions. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster] The body, or, as some love to call it, our inferior nature. --Burke. [1913 Webster] Whether they are equal or inferior to my other poems, an author is the most improper judge. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Poor or mediocre; as, an inferior quality of goods. [1913 Webster] 3. (Astron.) (a) Nearer the sun than the earth is; as, the inferior or interior planets; an inferior conjunction of Mercury or Venus. (b) Below the horizon; as, the inferior part of a meridian. [1913 Webster] 4. (Bot.) (a) Situated below some other organ; -- said of a calyx when free from the ovary, and therefore below it, or of an ovary with an adherent and therefore inferior calyx. (b) On the side of a flower which is next the bract; anterior. [1913 Webster] 5. (Min.) Junior or subordinate in rank; as, an inferior officer. [1913 Webster] Inferior court (Law), a court subject to the jurisdiction of another court known as the superior court, or higher court. Inferior letter, Inferior figure (Print.), a small letter or figure standing at the bottom of the line (opposed to superior letter or figure), as in A2, Bn, 2 and n are inferior characters. Inferior tide, the tide corresponding to the moon's transit of the meridian, when below the horizon. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

inferior court n 1: any court whose decisions can be appealed to a higher court [syn: inferior court, lower court]
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

INFERIOR COURTS. By this term are understood all courts except the supreme courts. An inferior court is a court of limited jurisdiction, and it must appear on the face of its proceedings that it has jurisdiction, or its proceedings. will be void. 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 2529.