Voluntary jurisdiction

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(Eng. Eccl. Law) See Contentious jurisdiction, under Contentious.

See also: Voluntary

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(268) Voluntary jurisdiction, by contrast, was "the intervention of a magistrate in matters in which there [was] no quarrel between the parties and the fictitious trial serve[d] only as away of performing certain legal acts or transactions." (269)

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