concurrent jurisdiction

concurrent jurisdiction
The jurisdiction of several different tribunals, each authorized to deal with the same subject-matter, person or thing at the choice of the suitor. Authority shared by two or more legislative, judicial, or administrative officers or bodies to deal with the same subject matter. Jurisdiction exercised by different courts, at same time, over same subject matter, and within same territory, and wherein litigants may, in the first instance, resort to either court indifferently. State v. Stueve, 260 Iowa 1023, 150 N.W.2d 597, 602.
For example, some cases can be heard in a federal or state court. When a case can only be tried in federal court, or only in state court, jurisdiction is "exclusive."

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • concurrent — late 14c., from O.Fr. concurrent or directly from L. concurrentem (nom. concurrens), prp. of concurrere (see CONCUR (Cf. concur)). Related: Concurrency; concurrently. Concurrent jurisdiction is recorded from 1767 …   Etymology dictionary

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