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Definition of Upheld

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support, sustain; endorse, champion
Upheld Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

imp. & p. p. of Uphold.
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\up*held"\ (?), imp. & p. p. of uphold.

WordNet 2.0

1. keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions"
(synonym) continue, carry on, bear on, preserve
(hypernym) keep, maintain, hold
(hyponym) resume, restart
(verb-group) continue, go on, proceed, go along, keep
(derivation) upholder, maintainer, sustainer
2. stand up for; stick up for; of causes, principles, or ideals
(hypernym) defend, support, fend for
3. support against an opponent; "The appellate court upheld the verdict"
(synonym) maintain
(hypernym) confirm, reassert
(hyponym) justify, vindicate
(derivation) upholder, maintainer, sustainer
Upheld Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
An appellate court, commonly called an appeals court, court of appeals (American English), appeal court (British English), court of second instance or second instance court, is any court of law that is empowered to hear an appeal of a trial court or other lower tribunal. In most jurisdictions, the court system is divided into at least three levels: the trial court, which initially hears cases and reviews evidence and testimony to determine the facts of the case; at least one intermediate appellate court; and a supreme court (or court of last resort) which primarily reviews the decisions of the intermediate courts. A jurisdiction's supreme court is that jurisdiction's highest appellate court. Appellate courts nationwide can operate by varying rules.

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