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In an inferior, subordinate, or lower place in regard to any entity.

A court below is a lower court through which a case has passed. A case is removed for review from the court below to the court above, or a higher court. The forum where a lawsuit is initially brought is called an inferior court, or the court below.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

BELOW. Lower in place, beneath, not so high as some other thing spoken of, of tacitly referred to.
     2. The court below is an inferior court, whose, proceedings may be examined on error by a superior court, which is called the court above.
     3. Bail below is that given to the sheriff in bailable actions, which is so called to distinguish it from bail to t-he action, which is called bail above. See Above; Bail above; Bail below.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In Selly Oak around the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, it was 16 metres (52ft) below ground three decades ago but is now about 12 metres (39ft).
Once scientific installations are completed in the galleries, researchers will visit them only rarely working below ground, experimentation being conducted using sensors similar to the 300 already installed at 445 metres below the ground.
Rather than just building towns and armies above ground, you can also take the war below ground into the caverns.
By contrast, NYC 01/NYC 02, 2002, comes closer to individual portraiture: Streuli catches subway riders emerging from below ground at Astor Place into bright sunlight.
The project will initially target the "below ground biodiversity" of seven tropical countries: Brazil, Mexico, Cote d'Ivoire, Uganda, Kenya, Indonesia and India.
Tokyo Electric Power Co., or Tepco, has operated a power station under a Buddhist temple for over a decade now and an Asahi television studio, built 20 meters below ground in Roppongi, operates a simulated downpour behind the announcers when it rains above ground.
Measuring tillage-caused soil disruption above and below ground can help farm managers compare equipment and understand the effects different tillage tools have on soil.
The water drips to an impenetrable hardpan about three feet below ground, which holds the water for take-up by plant roots.
The modular GRP or steel reactor units are designed for either above or below ground installation.
They descend into the abandoned coal mines to play "Death." Below ground, they reenact old tragedies.
The bureau says the epicenter, near the India-Pakistan border in the state of Gujarat, was 22 kilometers below ground.
The focus of the quake was estimated at 10 kilometers below ground in the region, it said.