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A roughly circular line, route, or movement that starts and finishes at the same place


The official power to make legal decisions and judgments.

Exclusive jurisdiction

court has power to adjudicate a case to the exclusion of all other courts

Concurent jurisdiction

Where two or more courts from different systems simultaneously have jurisdiction over a specific case


Accept or admit the existence or truth of.


The enclosing boundary of a curved geometric figure, especially a circular

District court

A state of federal trial court

Original jurisdiction

The power to hear a case for the first time as opposed to appellate jurisdiction

Appeals court

A court that hears appeals from a lower court

Appellate Jurisdiction

The power of a court to review decisions and change outcomes of decisions of lower courts