limited or special jurisdiction


limited or special 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 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

  • special 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

  • special 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

  • special jurisdiction — n. A court’s ability to hear only a limited category of cases. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • special jurisdiction — See court of limited jurisdiction …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • court of special jurisdiction — Same as court of limited jurisdiction …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 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 — 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

  • special — spe·cial adj 1: distinguished by some unusual quality special circumstances justifying an award of attorney s fees 2: relating to a single thing or class of things: having an individual character or trait owed them a special duty not owed to the… …   Law dictionary

  • limited court — Where special authority, in derogation of common law, is conferred by statute on a court of general jurisdiction, it becomes an inferior or limited court . For example, a probate court is a court of limited jurisdiction. Partlow v. Partlow, 246… …   Black's law dictionary


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