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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Upheldpret. and part. pass. of uphold.

    Maintained; sustained.

    He who reigns
    Monarch in heav’n, ’till then, as one secure,
    Sat on his throne, upheld by old repute. John Milton.

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  1. upheld

    A court of appeals, also called a court of appeal, appellate court, appeal court, 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 much of the world, court systems are 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, often on a discretionary basis. A particular court system's supreme court is its highest appellate court. Appellate courts nationwide can operate under varying rules.Under its standard of review, an appellate court decides the extent of the deference it would give to the lower court's decision, based on whether the appeal were one of fact or of law. In reviewing an issue of fact, an appellate court ordinarily gives deference to the trial court's findings. It is the duty of trial judges or juries to find facts, view the evidence firsthand, and observe witness testimony. When reviewing lower decisions on an issue of fact, courts of appeal generally look for clear error. The appellate court reviews issues of law de novocode: lat promoted to code: la (anew, no deference) and may reverse or modify the lower court's decision if the appellate court believes the lower court misapplied the facts or the law. An appellate court may also review the lower judge's discretionary decisions, such as whether the judge properly granted a new trial or disallowed evidence. The lower court's decision is only changed in cases of an "abuse of discretion". This standard tends to be even more deferential than the "clear error" standard. Before hearing any case, the court must have jurisdiction to consider the appeal. The authority of appellate courts to review the decisions of lower courts varies widely from one jurisdiction to another. In some areas, the appellate court has limited powers of review. Generally, an appellate court's judgment provides the final directive of the appeals courts as to the matter appealed, setting out with specificity the court's determination that the action appealed from should be affirmed, reversed, remanded or modified. Depending on the type of case and the decision below, appellate review primarily consists of: an entirely new hearing (a non trial de novo); a hearing where the appellate court gives deference to factual findings of the lower court; or review of particular legal rulings made by the lower court (an appeal on the record).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Upheld

    imp. & p. p. of Uphold

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Upheld

    up-held′, pa.t. and pa.p. of uphold.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of upheld in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of upheld in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of upheld in a Sentence

  1. State Brad Raffensperger:

    Today Judge Jones upheld Georgia's decision to maintain clean voter rolls, despite activists' efforts and lawsuits that only waste taxpayers' dollars, Georgia is continuing to ensure every eligible voter can vote and voter lists remain accurate.

  2. Richard K. Morgan:

    Society is, always has been and always will be a structure for the exploitation and oppression of the majority through systems of political force dictated by an élite, enforced by thugs, uniformed or not, and upheld by a willful ignorance and stupidity on the part of the very majority whom the system oppresses.

  3. Christina Francis:

    ’Partial birth abortion', while not a medical term, is a clearly understood phrase, used not only in the federal law banning this procedure but also in the Supreme Court case that upheld this law. The medical term for this procedure is intact dilation and extraction.

  4. Thomas Wassel:

    Assuming it's upheld on appeal, it may be more than influential, it will be controlling in California.

  5. David Schultz:

    If he wins this and the conviction is upheld, it cements his political career, not just statewide, but nationally.

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