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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Meanwhile, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the state's air regulator, has limited jurisdiction over such facilities, and only those with certain types of equipment require air permits to operate.
Organizations that fall under this limited jurisdiction would be able to receive federal funds under the normal Appropriations process in the House and Senate.
MODUS OPERANDI A* After finding the limited jurisdiction of SEBI and IRDA, Pearls Group floated cooperative societies that are being run in several states.
According to the Constitution, when Parliament's term ends, this automatically means that the government resigns and works as a caretaker government with limited jurisdiction until a new government can take over.
Every first-year law student learns that federal courts are courts of limited jurisdiction.
So far I worked for a limited jurisdiction, for Mumbai Police, for Mumbai city.
Some schools, for instance, have turned governance over to a board of limited jurisdiction, which works on the school's budget, strategic plan and fundraising.
By reason of limited jurisdiction, the congestion in a court will be resolved as well as efficient conviction or acquittal will be assured," said Tambunting, former vice mayor of ParaEaque City.
The Fed said it based its opinion on previous cases in which a District Court was declared to have very limited jurisdiction over parts of a case that were being appealed.
Somewhere along the spectrum are boards of limited jurisdiction, a term used to describe the boards employed by an increasing number of Catholic schools in recent years.
Not only are firearm rights outside of the federal government's limited jurisdiction, but the government is specifically forbidden by the Constitution to govern in this area.
He relied on a New Zealand decision, which allowed such an action where a judicial officer in a court of limited jurisdiction acted "knowingly and without or beyond jurisdiction and with malice giving rise to damage causatively linked to that action.

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