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 its own jurisdiction, and to exercise it to a final judgment, without setting forth in its proceedings the facts and evidence on which it is rendered, whose record is absolute verity and behind which there can be no judicial inspection save by appellate power. Lessee of Grignon v Astor (US) 2 How 319, 341, 11 L Ed 283, 292.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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