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Judiciary

The judiciary are the judges and tribunal presidents who preside over court and tribunal business. These include supreme courts judges; sheriffs principal; sheriffs; summary sheriffs; justices of the peace and tribunal presidents.

 

Jurisdiction

The power of a court or tribunal to hear or consider particular cases as determined by factors such as location or district, or the value or type of the case, or the residence or domicile of a person. Or the area in which a court or tribunal has authority.