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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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Indeed, the fellow who wanted to go out with Heather did call our home, but after hearing Jim's explanation of courtship, he opted not to pursue the relationship.
The study can thus do little more than insistently wonder at the plenitude of different attitudes towards courtship and marriage which the plays both reflect and adopt: 'No easy answers emerge, no facile generalizations apply, whether it be to genre or gender, to rank or to race'.
Lyty's Euphues, and Sidney's Arcadia all underwent radical revisions which emphasize the fundamentally problematic nature of courtship in a society where sexual desire was deeply enmeshed with the struggle for political power.
Perhaps surprisingly, courtship was not typically an in-bred business, with village natives courting and marrying each other.
Among the islands' attractions are giant tortoises, flightless cormorants, sea lions, dolphins, albatross, blue-footed boobies whose courtship rituals include elaborate displays, and the only penguin species that lives in tropical waters.
Key words: Bradysia odoriphaga, Behavior, Courtship, Mating, Attract, Female tail extract
The courtship behavior of the cabbage moth, Mamestra brassicae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and role of male hairpencils.
Instead of courtship, the young Catholics are urged to follow the advice of Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo "to avail graces given by the Church in this Jubilee Year by going on pilgrimage to the designated churches, by availing of the sacraments, especially Confession and by practicing with utmost intensity the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.
According to the study, female choice targets male courtship rather than mandible size, and that the two traits are not physically or genetically correlated.
RESEARCHERS are appealing to people in Edinburgh and the Lothians to help them paint a picture of workingclass courtship and marriage during the late 19th and 20th centuries.
Chaucer may have been looking out his window watching birds courtship displays during February when he wrote in his poem, The parliament of fowls, "for this was seynt Valentynes day.
If placed close together, the beetles would still mate, but most skipped the typical courtship behaviors.