Definition of summary jurisdiction in English:

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summary jurisdiction


[mass noun] Law
The authority of a court to use summary proceedings and arrive at a judgement.
Example sentences
  • I would accordingly affirm the power of the magistrates, whether sitting as committing justices or exercising their summary jurisdiction to exercise control over their proceedings through an abuse of process jurisdiction.
  • But the distinction which must always be observed between these different processes is fundamental to a proper understanding of the limits of the inherent summary jurisdiction of the court.
  • In each case there is a procedure whereby the Magistrates' Court determines whether or not to accept summary jurisdiction.

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