court of competent jurisdiction

See competent jurisdiction.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • maintain in any court of competent jurisdiction — See maintain an action …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • court of general jurisdiction — A term sometimes equated with court of record ; a court of extensive, although not necessarily of unlimited, jurisdiction. 20 Am J2d Cts § 103; a superior court. Hahn v Kelly, 34 Cal 391 a court which is competent by its constitution to decide on …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • jurisdiction — ju·ris·dic·tion /ˌju̇r əs dik shən/ n [Latin jurisdictio, from juris, genitive of jus law + dictio act of saying, from dicere to say] 1: the power, right, or authority to interpret, apply, and declare the law (as by rendering a decision) to be… …   Law dictionary

  • 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

  • competent court — 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 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • competent — com·pe·tent / käm pə tənt/ adj 1: having or showing requisite or adequate ability or qualities a competent lawyer competent representation by counsel 2 a: free from addiction or mental defect that renders one incapable of taking care of oneself… …   Law dictionary

  • competent court — n. A court with proper jurisdiction. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

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  • competent — Duly qualified; answering all requirements; having sufficient capacity, ability or authority; possessing the requisite physical, mental, natural or legal qualifications; able; adequate; suitable; sufficient; capable; legally fit. A testator may… …   Black's law dictionary

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