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general appearance

noun

Legal Definition of general appearance

  1. :  a court appearance by which a party submits to the jurisdiction of the court especially by asking for any relief other than a ruling that the court has no jurisdiction over the appearing party — compare special appearance

Additional Notes on general appearance

General appearances are not used in the federal courts or in state courts that follow the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.


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