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What is COMPETENT AUTHORITY
As applied to courts and public officers, this term imports jurisdiction and due legal authority to deal with the particular matter in question. Mitchell v. U. S., 9 Pet. 735. 9 L. Ed. 283; Charles v. Charles. 41 Minn. 201. 42 N. W. 935
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