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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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The activities recorded were courtship, foraging, roaming, agonistic display/ chase, and the number of mating attempts.
We considered active males those who showed intense courtship during more than 30 min.
Similarly, exposure of male garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis) to females of different sizes causes them to alter their courtship criteria (Shine et al., 2006).
There is no discussion of the actual courtship, engagement, or marriage.
We describe the extraordinary courtship behavior of the gomphocerine grasshopper Stenobothrus clavatus Willemse, 1979, which combines many acoustic and visual elements and therefore represents a model case for an extremely elaborate courtship display: among all Stenobothrus species known, S.
Perhaps the most compelling chapter in this fine study is Blauvelt's exploration of courtship. As novels and sentimental fiction became increasingly popular, young women's personal courting dramas became inextricably linked to the larger world of print culture.
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.
Birth of the cool: Roslin, the new chick at Edinburgh's penguin enclosure; The gift of love: A male Gentoo with a courtship offering
In courtship, he displays these patches for a female and vibrates his palps, appendages that stick out near his mouth.
He finds Michael Schoenfeldt's work on literary courtship particularly amenable to his own thesis, but his argument is most strongly buttressed by a lively and imaginative engagement with the work of Kenneth Burke (1897-1993), a remarkably original but now sadly neglected theorist.
In Holy Ambition: Rhetoric, Courtship, and Devotion in the Sermons of John Donne, Brent Nelson turns his critical gaze from cultural studies to rhetoric.
MANSFIELD PARK, JANE AUSTEN'S PROBLEM NOVEL, shares one of its problems--the courtship plot--with the other five novels that Austen published.