limited jurisdiction
limited jurisdiction see jurisdiction

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

limited jurisdiction
n.
Jurisdiction over only specific kinds of cases or otherwise restricted by statute; see also special jurisdiction

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


limited jurisdiction
When a particular court has a narrowly defined authority over certain types of cases, such as bankruptcy, claims against the government, probate, family matters, or immigration.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


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.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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.
   See also: court, jurisdiction

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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 — 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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”