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The process by which a judicial decision (e.g., by a trial court) can be reviewed by a higher judicial body (e.g., a provincial appellate court, or the Supreme Court of Canada) to ensure that it is consistent with the law.
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Examination by a higher court of a lower court or tribunal decision. The higher court may affirm, vary, or reverse the original decision.