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Contentious jurisdiction
Contentious Con*ten"tious, a. [L. contentiosus: cf. F. contentieux.] 1. Fond of contention; given to angry debate; provoking dispute or contention; quarrelsome. Despotic and contentious temper. --Macaulay. 2. Relating to contention or strife; involving or characterized by contention. --Spenser. More cheerful, though not less contentious, regions. --Brougham. 3. (Law) Contested; litigated; litigious; having power to decide controversy. Contentious jurisdiction (Eng. Eccl. Law), jurisdiction over matters in controversy between parties, in contradistinction to voluntary jurisdiction, or that exercised upon matters not opposed or controverted. Syn: Quarrelsome; pugnacious; dissentious; wrangling; litigious; perverse; peevish. -- Con*ten"tious*ly, adv. -- Con*ten"tious*ness, n.
Jurisdictional
Jurisdictional Ju`ris*dic"tion*al, a. [Cf. LL. jurisdictionalis, F. juridictionnel.] Of or pertaining to jurisdiction; as jurisdictional rights. --Barrow.

Meaning of Jurisdiction from wikipedia

- Jurisdiction (from the Latin ius, iuris meaning "law" and dicere meaning "to speak") is the practical authority granted to a legal body to administer justice...
- article concerning the powers of courts and public authority, see jurisdiction. A jurisdiction is an area with a set of laws under the control of a system of...
- legal systems original jurisdiction of a court is the power to hear a case for the first time, as opposed to appellate jurisdiction, when a higher court...
- Limited jurisdiction, or special jurisdiction, is the court's jurisdiction only on certain types of cases such as bankruptcy, family matters, etc. Courts...
- Concurrent jurisdiction exists where two or more courts from different systems simultaneously have jurisdiction over a specific case. This situation leads...
- concurrent jurisdiction (or non exclusive jurisdiction), in which more than one court may take jurisdiction over the case. Exclusive jurisdiction is typically...
- Appellate jurisdiction is the power of an appellate court to review, amend and overrule decisions of a trial court or other lower tribunal. Most appellate...
- In the law of the United States, diversity jurisdiction is a form of subject-matter jurisdiction in civil procedure in which a United States district...
- private parties operating or using ocean-going ships. While each legal jurisdiction usually has its own legislation governing maritime matters, the international...
- Supplemental jurisdiction is the authority of United States federal courts to hear additional claims substantially related to the original claim even though...
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