special appearance

Definition of "special appearance"
  1. A court attendance solely to argue the court's lack of personal jurisdiction over a party or a single representation by an attorney not officially appointed or hired
How to use "special appearance" in a sentence
  1. The attorney entered a special appearance to challenge the jurisdiction.
  2. Her lawyer made a special appearance on her behalf, before officially taking the case.
  3. Refusing to accept jurisdiction, he made a special appearance in court.

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