ancillary jurisdiction
ancillary jurisdiction see jurisdiction

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

ancillary jurisdiction
n.
Jurisdiction claimed by a federal district court to adjudicate matters raised as part of an existing controversy, even though the court would not ordinarily have jurisdiction over the matter. See also supplemental jurisdiction

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


ancillary jurisdiction
A term used in federal courts for when the court takes control of matters not normally under federal jurisdiction so that it can give a judgment on the entire controversy, part of which is a federal matter that it is authorized by law to determine. (See also: pendent jurisdiction)
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

ancillary jurisdiction
n.
   a term used in federal courts when the court decides matters not normally under federal jurisdiction so that it can give a judgment on the entire controversy, when the main issue is a federal matter which it is authorized by law to determine.
   See also: pendent jurisdiction

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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