colorable cause or invocation of jurisdiction

colorable cause or invocation of jurisdiction
With reference to actions for malicious prosecution, a "colorable cause or invocation of jurisdiction" means that a person, apparently qualified, has appeared before a justice and made a complaint under oath and in writing, stating some facts which in connection with other facts constitute a criminal offense or bear a similitude thereto

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • colorable cause or invocation of jurisdiction — With reference to actions for malicious prosecution, a colorable cause or invocation of jurisdiction means that a person, apparently qualified, has appeared before a justice and made a complaint under oath and in writing, stating some facts which …   Black's law dictionary

  • colorable invocation of jurisdiction — See colorable cause …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • colorable — col·or·able adj: having an appearance of truth, validity, or right if a colorable claim or better can be pleaded D. F. Kolb and M. P. Carroll col·or·ably adv Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

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