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Circuit

A territorial or geographical division of a country or state.

A circuit is the judicial territory over which a court has the jurisdiction to hear cases.

circuit

a periodical journey made to an area by judges. The regularity of the practice led to the administrative divisions of the English court service being described as circuits. The Scottish High Court of Justiciary still sits on circuit around Scotland.
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" The bill also provides, "Any person convicted or sanctioned for any offense in any court, tribunal or body shall likewise be disqualified from being declared a candidate or, if elected, from holding public office pending appeal of such conviction or sanction, where the penalty imposed includes temporary or perpetual disqualification." Sarmiento said his proposed changes in the Omnibus Election Code "would prevent people who are convicted of graft and corruption from holding any public office by simply delaying the full execution of their conviction through a series of long and circuitous appeals and other delaying tactics.
"These amendments in the Omnibus Election Code would prevent people who are convicted of graft and corruption from holding tenure in any public office by simply delaying the full execution of their conviction through a series of long and circuitous appeals and other delaying tactics," Sarmiento said.
IT'S been a circuitous route from starting out at Salthill to being back again in his native Galway for Vinny Faherty.
I appreciate that Mr Harrison likes to concoct an affecting reply to other letter contributors but does he need to engage in such learned circuitous and wordy writings?
At minsan napakatagal (Sometimes it takes a long time) because they purposely do it to commit graft and sometimes it is really circuitous thing, a very tedious process of getting the papers to the grid.
MALACANANG said the fact that the $62-million loan for Chico River Pump Irrigation Project is just 'low' does not merit the 'circuitous' and 'pointless' arguments made by critics.
This acquisition will address an issue in the discovery and access of scientific and academic research, which stems from the circuitous, time-consuming and manual routes that researchers take to access the journal articles they need, even when their institutions and organisations have legitimate subscription access.
DuBois recounts her long and circuitous path to becoming who she always wanted to be, which included an abusive father, alcoholism, addiction to crystal meth, car crashes, submissive sex, prison time, divorce from the only women she had ever loved, and financial collapse.
To uncover and relate the personal history of this remarkable individual required a long and circuitous journey by biographer Mark Goldman that would range from small town archives, to big city libraries, to tracking down Albright descendents in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts, to sifting through the many layers of mystery which have for so long shrouded this enigmatic man.
Hunting down leads in his investigation, Sender follows the signs that he interprets to be Divine Providence as they lead them down a circuitous path that will test not only his faith, but all he was and is.
Patients without sight or partially sighted will have to undertake longer, circuitous journeys away from their own town.
North Colin Russell Circuitous (5.00 Catterick, nap) Has not won for almost two years but is on a particularly good mark.