limited jurisdiction


limited jurisdiction
limited or special jurisdiction
Jurisdiction of court which is confined to particular types of cases or actions, or which can be exercised only under the limitations and circumstances prescribed by the statute. A court's power over an action is governed generally by statute and some courts have limited authority or power and the limitation is in terms of the nature of the case (e.g. probate courts), or the amount in controversy (e.g. small claims court), or the type of crime with which the defendant is charged or the age of the accused (e.g. juvenile courts).
See also limited court
+ special jurisdiction
A court authorized to take cognizance of only some few kinds of causes or proceedings expressly designated by statute is called a court of special or limited jurisdiction. Power of a court over only a limited type of case (e.g. Probate court) or over only property and not the person or the defendant

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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

  • Limited jurisdiction — Limited jurisdiction, or special jurisdiction, is the courts jurisdiction only on certain types of cases such as bankruptcy, family matters, etc. [1] The courts of limited jurisdiction, as opposed to general jurisdiction, are courts whose power… …   Wikipedia

  • limited jurisdiction — limited or special jurisdiction Jurisdiction of court which is confined to particular types of cases or actions, or which can be exercised only under the limitations and circumstances prescribed by the statute. A court s power over an action is… …   Black's law dictionary

  • limited jurisdiction — A phrase having reference to inferior courts. Jurisdiction which does not extend to the general administration of justice. Den ex dem. Obert v Hammel, 18 NJL 73, 79 See court of limited jurisdiction …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • court of limited jurisdiction — A term which lacks precision as a description of a court, since there may be limitations upon the jurisdiction of a court properly classed as a court of general jurisdiction; a term sometimes used for an inferior court, a court not of record, one …   Ballentine's law 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

  • limited or special jurisdiction — Jurisdiction of court which is confined to particular types of cases or actions, or which can be exercised only under the limitations and circumstances prescribed by the statute. A court s power over an action is governed generally by statute and …   Black's law dictionary

  • limited or special jurisdiction — Jurisdiction of court which is confined to particular types of cases or actions, or which can be exercised only under the limitations and circumstances prescribed by the statute. A court s power over an action is governed generally by statute and …   Black's law dictionary

  • limited — I adjective angustus, bounded, brevis, checked, circumscribed, circumscriptive, confined, confining, constricted, controlled, cramped, curbed, definite, enclosed, fixed, hampered, impeded, insular, narrow, parvus, prescribed, restrained,… …   Law dictionary

  • 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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