The power of a court to hear a case for the first time instead of waiting for the case to be tried in a lower court.
A court's authority to try a case in the first instance. Original jurisdiction generally refers to a trial court, although appellate courts under certain circumstances can originate a case and thus exercise original jurisdiction.
the jurisdiction granted a court to try a case in the first instance, make findings of fact, and render a usu. appealable decision; e.g., the district courts shall have original jurisdiction of all civil actions arising under the Constitution, laws, or treaties of the United States -- U.S. Code
Law]. The authority to hear a particular type of case first.
A case heard by the court at which it is first filed; the opposite of appellate jurisdiction.
Authority to hear a cases for the first time in a particular geographic area or sphere of the law. Courts of original jurisdiction are generally trial courts in which decisions are made by juries
The court that by law must be the first to hear a particular type of case. For example, in suits with at least $75,000 at stake between citizens from different states, the federal district courts are the courts of original jurisdiction.
Jurisdiction in the first instance. The Louisiana Supreme Court has exclusive original jurisdiction over cases involving disciplinary actions against lawyers and judges. This means that these cases cannot be heard by any other state court.
The first court to which a legal dispute is referred.
the legal right by which a court can be aware of a case from the start, try it, and pass judgement upon the law and facts
authority held by a court to be the first court to hear a particular case.
The authority of a court to hear or act upon a case from its beginning as opposed to hearing it on appeal from another court.
The original jurisdiction of a court refers to matters on which the court rules in the first instance, as opposed to matters in which it reviews the decision of another court. The latter is appellate jurisdiction. Original jurisdiction n. the authority of a court to hold a trial, as distinguished from appellate jurisdiction to hear appeals from trial judgments.