fo·rum /'fō-rəm/ n
2 a: a judicial body or assembly: court
allowed the defendant in a state court action to choose the federal forum by removing the case — M. H. Redish
b: the territorial jurisdiction of a court
due process requires defendant to have minimum level of contacts with forum before personal jurisdiction may be exercisedNational Law Journal

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (court) noun assize, the bench, court of justice, court of law, courtroom, forum, judicatory, judicature, judicial tribunal, panel of judges, session of the court, tribunal associated concepts: forum non conveniens, law of the forum II (medium) noun agency, agent, channel, instrument, intermediary, means, means of expression, mechanism, method of communication, method of expression, mode of communication, vehicle III index bar (court) IV index bench, chamber (body), conference, council (assembly) V index forum (court) VI index judicatory, judicature VII index market place VIII index meeting (conference), panel (discussion group), session, tribunal

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A court or tribunal; a place where people can try to get a judicial or administrative remedy for some wrong.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

a court or, more specifically, the system that has jurisdiction. See forum non conveniens.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

Refers to the court in which a lawsuit is filed or in which a hearing or trial is conducted. The appropriate forum depends on which court has personal jurisdiction over the parties and the subject matter of the case.
Category: If, When & Where to File a Lawsuit
Category: Mediation, Arbitration & Collaborative Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

n. A public place, typically devoted to communication or expression; in litigation, a particular court or jurisdiction.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

A court of justice where disputes are heard and decided; a judicial tribune that hears and decides disputes; a place of jurisdiction where remedies afforded by the law are pursued.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

A court of justice where disputes are heard and decided; a judicial tribune that hears and decides disputes; a place of jurisdiction where remedies afforded by the law are pursued.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   a court which has jurisdiction to hold a trial of a particular lawsuit or petition.

Law dictionary. . 2013.


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