jurisdictional amount

Definition of "jurisdictional amount"
  1. The money value that establishes whether a specific court has the authority to preside over a case based on the case's value
How to use "jurisdictional amount" in a sentence
  1. The court could not hear the case, as it exceeded the jurisdictional amount.
  2. The small claims court had a low jurisdictional amount, limiting the cases it could address.
  3. Because the claim was under the jurisdictional amount, the municipal court was able to hear it.

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