equity jurisdiction – a court’s power to grant relief not available at law when justice so demands

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equity jurisdiction:

1. In a common-law judicial system, the power to hear certain civil actions according to the procedure of the court of chancery, and to resolve them according to equitable rules. — aka equitable jurisdiction[1]

1. A court’s power to grant relief not available at law when justice so demands. [2]

     The U.S. Court of Federal Claims is an example of a legislative court which has equity jurisdiction. [3]


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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition
by Jack Ballantine 
(James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

[3]: United States Court of Federal Claims, “About the Court”http://www.uscfc.uscourts.gov/about-court


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