instance court


instance court
One of the two branches of the admiralty court; the branch which exercises jurisdiction in reference to maritime contracts and maritime torts. Percival v Hickey (NY) 18 Johns 257. The other branch is the prize court.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Instance Court — Instance In stance, n. [F. instance, L. instantia, fr. instans. See {Instant}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act or quality of being instant or pressing; urgency; solicitation; application; suggestion; motion. [1913 Webster] Undertook at her instance to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • instance court — In English law, that division or department of the court of admiralty which exercised all the ordinary admiralty jurisdiction, with the single exception of prize cases, the latter belonging to the branch called the Prize Court. Now part of High… …   Black's law dictionary

  • instance court — In English law, that division or department of the court of admiralty which exercised all the ordinary admiralty jurisdiction, with the single exception of prize cases, the latter belonging to the branch called the Prize Court. Now part of High… …   Black's law dictionary

  • instance court — noun : a branch of a court of admiralty that has jurisdiction over all maritime contracts and torts except prize cases …   Useful english dictionary

  • Court of first instance — Instance In stance, n. [F. instance, L. instantia, fr. instans. See {Instant}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act or quality of being instant or pressing; urgency; solicitation; application; suggestion; motion. [1913 Webster] Undertook at her instance to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Instance — In stance, n. [F. instance, L. instantia, fr. instans. See {Instant}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act or quality of being instant or pressing; urgency; solicitation; application; suggestion; motion. [1913 Webster] Undertook at her instance to restore… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • court — / kōrt/ n [Old French, enclosed space, royal entourage, court of justice, from Latin cohort cohors farmyard, armed force, retinue] 1 a: an official assembly for the administration of justice: a unit of the judicial branch of government the… …   Law dictionary

  • court — A space which is uncovered, but which may be partly or wholly inclosed by buildings or walls. When used in connection with a street, indicates a short street, blind alley, or open space like a short street inclosed by dwellings or other buildings …   Black's law dictionary

  • court — A space which is uncovered, but which may be partly or wholly inclosed by buildings or walls. When used in connection with a street, indicates a short street, blind alley, or open space like a short street inclosed by dwellings or other buildings …   Black's law dictionary

  • Court of cassation — See also: Cassation (music) A Court of Cassation is a high instance court that exists in some judicial systems. Courts of cassation are appellate courts of the highest instance. They are roughly equivalent to supreme courts in other countries.… …   Wikipedia


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