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

    This term, as used in various compound legal phrases, is sometimes merely an addition of dignity, not importing a comparison ; but more generally it means exalted, either in rank or location or occupying a position of superiority, and in a few instances it implies superiority in respect to importance, size or frequency or publicity of use, e. g., "high seas," "highway." As to high "Bailiff," "Constable," "Crimes," "Justice," "Justiciar," "School," "Sea," "Sheriff," "Treason," and "Water-Mark," see those titles.
    —High commission conrt. See Court of High Commission.
    —High conrt of admiralty. See Court of Admiralty.
    —High conrt of delegates. See Court of Delegates.
    —High court of errors aud appeals. See Court of Errors and Appeals.
    —High court of justice. See Supreme Court of Judicature.
    —High court of parliament. See Parliament.