personal jurisdiction

Definition of "personal jurisdiction"
  1. The power that courts have to make decisions that legally bind the people involved in a dispute
How to use "personal jurisdiction" in a sentence
  1. To handle a case, the court must have personal jurisdiction over both parties involved.
  2. Without personal jurisdiction, the outcome of a court case may not legally bind the people involved.
  3. Having personal jurisdiction means the court's decision will have a legal effect on the parties.

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