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appellate jurisdiction the power of a court to review rulings made by a lower court and potentially change the outcomes of a lower court's decision.
concurrent jurisdiction the power of two or more courts to each hear and decide cases related to the same matter or in the same geographic area.
exclusive jurisdiction power granted exclusively to a particular court to apply and interpret laws within a particular geographic area or in relation to certain types of matters.
limited jurisdiction the authority of a court to hear and decide only certain types of cases, such as those regarding bankruptcy, traffic violations, or family disputes.
original jurisdiction the authority of a court to be the first court to hear and decide cases on a particular matter or in a particular geographic area.