clean-up doctrine

noun

: a doctrine of jurisdiction that allows a court of chancery which has acquired jurisdiction in a case to decide both equitable and legal questions provided that the legal questions are incidental to the equitable ones

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“Clean-up doctrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/clean-up%20doctrine. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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