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An organ of government belonging to the judicial department and charged with resolving disputes among parties.Courts generally have jurisdictional requirements providing that only certain disputes among described parties for certain amounts of money may be heard.If you file your grievance in the wrong court, you may be prejudiced when the case is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction and the time period during which to file in the proper court has expired.

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Singing is the initial and crucial chat up line then comes the courtship ritual.
These old-fashioned values are attractive because courtship with the highest potential for a lasting relationship requires patient interaction.
The general goals of this study were to explore the courtship behavior of B.
In order to test these two general explanations for the male courtship display, we investigated the courtship behavior of the white widow spider, Latrodectus pallidas O.
In their diaries, women narrated the details of their courtship stories, and some even "referred to themselves in the third person, as if they were characters in sentimental dramas" (p.
The book notes dutifully declare that Supreme Courtship is fiction and any resemblance to real persons is purely coincidental, but one of the book's charms is selecting the real life politicians and show business personalities who most resemble the book's characters.
Previous studies have shown that courtship behaviors maybe induced by different cues including chemosensory, olfactory, and visual cues.
The courtship movement by and large incorporates both these attributes.
Disinhibited homosexual courtship has been previously reported on genetic and transgenic mutants.
And soon the courtship started - males giving smooth pebbles to females to build a nest.
Isabella and Edward begin a courtship dance in which they are drawn closer and closer, knowing the danger of their being together.
MANSFIELD PARK, JANE AUSTEN'S PROBLEM NOVEL, shares one of its problems--the courtship plot--with the other five novels that Austen published.