general jurisdiction

Definition of "general jurisdiction"
  1. A type of jurisdiction that isn't restricted, such as to a specific category of cases
How to use "general jurisdiction" in a sentence
  1. The state court has general jurisdiction, allowing it to hear almost any kind of case.
  2. Under general jurisdiction, a court can decide on a wide range of legal matters.
  3. As it falls within general jurisdiction, the case was heard by the superior court.

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