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Limited Jurisdiction - Refers to courts that are limited in the types of criminal and civil cases they may hear. For example, traffic violations generally are heard by limited jurisdiction courts.

Limited Jurisdiction
(n) Limited jurisdiction is the statutory limit of authority as regards to the quantum of dispute, type or magnitude of crime, parties involved in the dispute etc within which a court can accept a law suit to do a trial.
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limited jurisdiction
n. courts' authority over certain types of cases such as bankruptcy, claims against the government, probate, family matters, immigration and customs or limitations on courts' authority to try cases involving maximum amounts of money or value.

Limited Jurisdiction - Courts with limited jurisdiction may hear only certain kinds of cases and are precluded from hearing anything else. For example, small claims court may only decide cases in which the amount in controversy is below a set figure.

Limited Jurisdiction Court
A Court which may hear and decide limited types of cases, in Arizona, these are the justice of the Peace and Municipal Courts.
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Courts limited in types of cases they may hear. In Pennsylvania these courts include district justice courts, Philadelphia Municipal Court, Philadelphia Traffic Court and Pittsburgh Magistrates Court. Also called minor courts. See inferior court. Compare general jurisdiction.

court of ~ - LawyerIntl.com - English
omnis definitio in jure periculosa est - William C. Anderson, A Dictionary of Law (1893) - English
in pari delicto, potior est conditio defendentis - William C. Anderson, A Dictionary of Law (1893) - Latin ...

court of ~: A City Court, District Court or other court that has jurisdiction only over actions authorized by law.
court reporter: a person who transcribes by shorthand or stenographically takes down testimony during court proceedings ...

Courts of ~ - Includes district, municipal and police courts.
Crime - Conduct declared unlawful by a legislative body and for which there is a punishment of a jail or prison term, a fine or both.

Courts of ~ In Washington, a general term referring to the district courts and municipal courts. These courts are authorized to hear only a limited range of cases, and their proceedings are not transcribed, except by electronic recording.

A court with ~ over certain property cases, usually involving code violations and landlord-tenant issues.
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A trial court of ~. For more information, visit the Alaska Court System webpage.
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: a court established for each Louisiana parish and having ~ over civil and less serious criminal matters
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magistrate's courts - The jurisdiction of these courts of ~ differs from state to state. Such may be divisions of courts of general jurisdiction, and may have concurrent jurisdiction with other courts.

Family Court in New York is a court of ~. Family Court is created by statute, the Family Court Act, and as such, its authority is limited to what was specifically conferred by the Family Court Act.

~ refers to monetary confines-such as cases under a certain amount (e.g., $5,000); specialized refers to types of cases-such as domestic relations cases or trusts and estates cases.

In contrast, special or ~ covers only a particular class of cases. good faith An hones belief, the absence of malice and the absence of design to defraud. grand jury A group of citizens impaneled to hear evidence and decide whether a defendant should be charged with a crime.

Court inferior or inferior court. A court subordinate to another; or, a court of ~.
Court of law or of common law. Any court which administers justice according to the principles and forms of the common law.
Court-Martial. See Martial.

general jurisdictionJurisdiction which extends to all controversies brought before a court. In contrast, special or ~ covers only a particular class of cases.
good faithAn honest belief, the absence of malice and the absence of design to defraud.

The plaintiff can file either a small claims case or a regular civil (of ~) case in superior court. Small claims court is designed to be simple, quick, and less costly than a regular civil lawsuit. In small claims court there are no lawyers, no rules of evidence, and no juries.

Small Claims Court
A court of ~ that hears and tries claims involving lesser sums of money.

Term: Small Claims Court
Definition: A court of ~ that hears and tries claims involving lesser sums of money.

Such a court has not jurisdiction over a citizen of the United States not employed in military service. It has merely a ~, and to render its jurisdiction valid, it must appear to have acted within such jurisdiction.

INFERIOR COURTS. By this term are understood all courts except the supreme courts. An inferior court is a court of ~, and it must appear on the face of its proceedings tliat it has jurisdiction, or its proceedings. will be void. 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 2529.

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Jurisdiction, Lawyer, Court, Law, State?

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