- A tribunal having jurisdiction. State ex ref. Degen v Freeman, 168 Minn 374, 375, 210 NW 14. A court legally constituted; a court the judgments and proceedings of which are not open to collateral attack. A court created without color of authority, or a mere usurper is not within the definition, but a de facto court is a competent court. State ex ref. Bales v Bailey, 106 Minn 138, 118 NW 676. See court of competent jurisdiction.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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