limited jurisdiction

Definition of "limited jurisdiction"
  1. A specific court's defined authority to rule only over particular kinds of cases, including bankruptcy, probate, family matters, or immigration
How to use "limited jurisdiction" in a sentence
  1. The divorce proceedings will be held in a court of limited jurisdiction that handles family matters.
  2. Her bankruptcy case will go to a court with limited jurisdiction for financial insolvency issues.
  3. Because it is an immigration issue, he will be tried in a court with limited jurisdiction for such issues.

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