The court formed by the English judicature act 1873, (as modified by the judicature act 1875, the appellate jurisdiction act, 1876; and the judicature acts of 1877, 1879, and 1881,) in substitution for the various sultrier courts of law, equity, admiralty, probate, and divorce, existing when the act was passed, including the court of appeal in chancery and bankruptcy, and the exchequer chamber. It consists of two permanent divisions, vis., a court of original jurisdiction, oailed the “high court of justice,” and a court of appellate jurisdiction, called the “court of appeal.” Its title of “supreme” is now a misnomer, as the superior appellate Jurisdiction of the house of lords and privy council, which was originally intended to be transferred to it, bas been allowed to remain. Sweet High court of justice. That branch of the English supreme court of judicature (q. v.) which exercises (1) the original jurisdiction formerly exercised by the court of chancery, the courts of queen’s bench, common pleas, and exchequer, the courts of probate, divorce, and admiralty, the court of common pleas at Lancaster, the court of pleas at Durham, and the courtB of the’ judges or commissioners of assise: and (2) the appellate jurisdiction of such of those courts as heard apnea is from inferior courts. Judicature act 1873, I 16.