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Clean-Up Doctrine

clean-up doctrine n

: 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.