exclusive jurisdiction

Definition of "exclusive jurisdiction"
  1. The authority only a specific court holds to hear a particular case, barring all other courts
How to use "exclusive jurisdiction" in a sentence
  1. The federal court had exclusive jurisdiction over bankruptcy cases, which local courts were not permitted to handle.
  2. In matters of maritime law, exclusive jurisdiction is often given to federal courts.
  3. Due to the complexity of the case, exclusive jurisdiction was granted to a specialists court.

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