original jurisdiction
original jurisdiction see jurisdiction

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

original jurisdiction
n.
Jurisdiction to try and judge a case at its beginning, as opposed to on appeal.

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


original jurisdiction
The authority of a court to hear and decide a matter before it can be reviewed by another court. Compare: appellate jurisdiction
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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


original jurisdiction
The authority of a tribunal to entertain a lawsuit, try it, and set forth a judgment on the law and facts.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


original jurisdiction
The authority of a tribunal to entertain a lawsuit, try it, and set forth a judgment on the law and facts.

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

original jurisdiction
n.
   the authority of a court to hold a trial, as distinguished from appellate jurisdiction to hear appeals from trial judgments.
   See also: jurisdiction

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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