Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Inferior, as the court below.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In practice. Inferior; of Inferior jurisdiction or jurisdiction in the first instance. The court from which a cause is removed for review is called the "court below." Preliminary; auxiliary or instrumental. Bail to the sheriff is called "bail below," as being preliminary to and intended to secure the putting in of bail above, or special bath See Bail.