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The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a certain type of case. It also is used as a synonym for venue, meaning the geographic area over which the court has territorial jurisdiction to decide cases. Jurisprudence . The study of law and the structure of the legal system Jury
statute - A law passed by a legislature. statute of limitations - A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights. subpoena - A command to a witness to appear and give testimony. subpoena duces tecum - A command to a witness to produce documents.
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