Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 30 > Chapter 3D > Article 6 > Part 3
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
- Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
- United States: includes the territories thereof and the District of Columbia. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608