Original Jurisdiction – a court’s power to hear and decide a matter before any other court can review the matter

original jurisdiction:
(17c)

1. A court’s power to hear and decide a matter before any other court can review the matter. [1]

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

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