Original Jurisdiction

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Meaning of Original jurisdiction

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United States Constitutional Meaning of Original Jurisdiction

The legitimate authority of a court to hear and decide cases in the first instance. Original jurisdiction is distinguished from appellate jurisdiction (q.v.).


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See Also

Appellate Jurisdiction (in the U.S. Legal Encyclopedia) General Jurisdiction Court (in the U.S. Legal Encyclopedia) limitedjurisdiction court, 60.

Meaning of Original Jurisdiction in Spanish

Description/ translation of original jurisdiction into Spanish: competencia en primera instancia (ej: district courts have original jurisdiction over most federal criminal cases)[1]

Note: for more information on related terms and on the area of law where original jurisdiction belongs (criminal procedure law), in Spanish, see here.

Notes and References

  1. Translation of Original Jurisdiction published by Antonio Peñaranda

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