court of original jurisdiction

court of original jurisdiction
A court where a matter is initiated and heard in the first instance; a trial court.

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  • Court of Civil Jurisdiction — The Court of Civil Jurisdiction was a court established in the late 18th century in the colony of New South Wales which subsequently became a state of Australia. The court had jurisdiction to deal with all civil disputes in the then fledgling… …   Wikipedia

  • Original jurisdiction — The original jurisdiction of a court is the power to hear a case for the first time, as opposed to appellate jurisdiction, when a court has the power to review a lower court s decision. Contents 1 France 2 United States 3 See also 4 …   Wikipedia

  • original jurisdiction — see jurisdiction Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. original jurisdiction …   Law dictionary

  • original jurisdiction — The jurisdiction conferred on or inherent in a court in the first instance. 20 Am J2d Cis § 98. The jurisdiction of a trial court, as distinguished from the jurisdiction exercised by an appellate court or a court with supervisory powers. 20 Am… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • original jurisdiction — noun : jurisdiction of first instance : authority of a court that takes cognizance of a controversy at the inception of legal proceedings therein …   Useful english dictionary

  • original jurisdiction — first court which ruled on a claim …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jurisdiction — ju·ris·dic·tion /ˌju̇r əs dik shən/ n [Latin jurisdictio, from juris, genitive of jus law + dictio act of saying, from dicere to say] 1: the power, right, or authority to interpret, apply, and declare the law (as by rendering a decision) to be… …   Law dictionary

  • court — / kōrt/ n [Old French, enclosed space, royal entourage, court of justice, from Latin cohort cohors farmyard, armed force, retinue] 1 a: an official assembly for the administration of justice: a unit of the judicial branch of government the… …   Law dictionary

  • Jurisdiction stripping — Constitutional Law of the United States of America The constitutional structure Civil Rights  · Federalism Executive branch  · Separation of powers Legislative branch  · Judiciary …   Wikipedia

  • Jurisdiction — In law, jurisdiction (from the Latin ius, iuris meaning law and dicere meaning to speak ) is the practical authority granted to a formally constituted legal body or to a political leader to deal with and make pronouncements on legal matters and,… …   Wikipedia

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