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    The court in which a matter must first be filed.

    California Superior Court. “English Legal Glossary” (2005)

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    Jurisdiction (or authority) of a court to assert authority over a case at the outset, to try it, and to decide the issues.

    Missouri Press-Bar Commission. “News Reporter’s Legal Glossary” (2009)

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    Court of original jurisdiction is a court that has jurisdiction in the first instance; a trial court in which a case is considered for the first time.

    Missouri Press-Bar Commission. “News Reporter’s Legal Glossary” (2009)