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INSTANCE COURT, Eng. law. The English court of admiralty is divided into two distinct tribunals; the one having, generally, all the jurisdiction of the admiralty, except in prize cases, is called the instance court; the other, acting under a special commission, distinct from the usual commission given to judges of the admiralty, to enable the judge in time of war to assume the jurisdiction of prizes, and' called Prize court.
     2. In the United States, the district courts of the U. S. possess all the powers of courts of admiralty, whether considered as instance or prize courts. 3 Dall. R. 6. Vide 1 Gall. R. 563; Bro. Civ. & Adm. Law, ch. 4 & 5; 1 Kent, Com. 355, 378. Vide Courts of the United States; Prize Court.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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To this end, visits were conducted over a one-month period (November 2018) to 20 first instance courts nationwide.
Such fora for judicial-looking adjudication, which often are more accessible, inexpensive and speedy, as compared to formal first instance courts, should be effectively discouraged and combated in practice," she said.
Summary: The Mayor of Amman, Engineer Omar Maani, stated that the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) departments would start, after the Eid Al Fitr holiday, building a 1 km long and 12 m wide main road in the Appeal and First Instance courts judges housing, in Tareq district "Hawd 3, 'Ein Arbat
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Introduction of the new system is planned in all first instance courts in Bishkek.
Emil Kaptagayev, former governor of Issyk-Kul region taken hostage by ex-MP Sadyr Japarov during the protest actions, asked the Supreme Court to reject the decision of lower instance courts that found Japarov guilty.
Chairman of the Union of People's Guards Alga Kilichev said that the first instance courts acquitted the persons involved in the attack referring to the expiration of the statute of limitations.
However, the examining magistrate will appear only in city and district courts, because the inter-district and second-instance courts do not consider the judicial materials considered in criminal proceedings according to the rules of first instance court.