limited jurisdiction

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limited jurisdiction

n. courts' authority over certain types of cases such as bankruptcy, claims against the government, probate, family matters, immigration and customs, or limitations on courts' authority to try cases involving maximum amounts of money or value. (See: jurisdiction, court)

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There is the Supreme People's Court, Local People's Courts, Courts of Special Jurisdiction, and Court of Final Appeal for Hong Kong and Macau.