want of jurisdiction


want of jurisdiction
adverb beyond the jurisdic tion of the court, improper jurisdiction, not legitimate, want of authority, without judicial authority

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • want of jurisdiction — Lack of jurisdiction over person or subject matter. A lack of authority to exercise in a particular manner a power which board or tribunal has; the doing of something in excess of authority possessed. Evans v. Superior Court in and for City and… …   Black's law dictionary

  • want of jurisdiction — The want of authority to take cognizance of and decide the case; the wan t of power to hear and determine a cause. 20 Am J2d Cts § 88 …   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

  • want — I noun absence, conatus, dearth, default, defect, deficiency, deficit, desideratum, desire, destitution, distress, exigency, impoverishment, insufficiency, lack, meagerness, necessitude, necessity, need, needfulness, neediness, paucity, pauperism …   Law dictionary

  • want of authority — index want of jurisdiction Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • jurisdiction of the cause — In the broader sense, the power of the court to proceed to the administration of justice in a particular case, considered from any angle affecting such power, be it want of service of process, the absence of the requisite amount in controversy,… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • beyond the jurisdiction of the court — index want of jurisdiction Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • improper jurisdiction — index want of jurisdiction Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • plea to the jurisdiction — A plea in a criminal case strictly limited to the question of jurisdiction, of necessity preceding a plea of not guilty. 21 Am J2d Crim L § 463. A plea in a civil case where the want of jurisdiction is to be shown by evidence. 41 Am J1st PI § 129 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • demurrer to the jurisdiction — A demurrer to plaintiff s pleading which raises the objection of a want of jurisdiction over the person of the defendant or the subject matter of the suit apparent on the face of the pleading. 41 Am J1st Pl § 213 …   Ballentine's law dictionary


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