special appearance


special appearance
An appearance for the sole purpose of objecting to the jurisdiction of the court, not operating as a submission of defendant's person to the jurisdiction of the court. Re Blalock, 233 NC 493, 64 SE2d 848, 25 ALR2d 818. An appearance testing the jurisdiction of the court over the defendant's person, including the question of sufficiency of the process or manner of service, or, in some jurisdictions, testing jurisdiction of the subject matter. 5 Am J2d Appear § 2.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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