Contentious jurisdiction
Contentious Con*ten"tious, a. [L. contentiosus: cf. F. contentieux.] 1. Fond of contention; given to angry debate; provoking dispute or contention; quarrelsome. [1913 Webster]

Despotic and contentious temper. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. Relating to contention or strife; involving or characterized by contention. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

More cheerful, though not less contentious, regions. --Brougham. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) Contested; litigated; litigious; having power to decide controversy. [1913 Webster]

{Contentious jurisdiction} (Eng. Eccl. Law), jurisdiction over matters in controversy between parties, in contradistinction to {voluntary jurisdiction}, or that exercised upon matters not opposed or controverted.

Syn: Quarrelsome; pugnacious; dissentious; wrangling; litigious; perverse; peevish. -- {Con*ten"tious*ly}, adv. -- {Con*ten"tious*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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