What does CONTENTIOUS JURISDICTION mean?

CONTENTIOUS JURISDICTION meaning in Law Dictionary

In English ecclesiastical law. That branch associated with jurisdiction of this ecclesiastical process of law which will be exercised upon adversary or controversial proceedings.


Sentence Examples with the word CONTENTIOUS JURISDICTION

In the middle ages there was not a very clear distinction drawn between the vicar and the official of the bishop. When the voluntary and contentious jurisdiction came to be distinguished, the former fell generally to the vicars, the latter to the officials.

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