In certain foreign countries1, and also in British protectorates2, the Crown has in the past acquired jurisdiction3 over British subjects, and in some cases over foreigners, by treaty, capitulation, grant, usage, sufferance and other lawful means4; and where a foreign country is not subject to any government from whom the Crown might obtain jurisdiction in any of these ways, jurisdiction has been conferred upon the Crown by statute over British subjects for the time being resident in or resorting to that country5.
The jurisdiction so acquired or to be acquired in any foreign country may be held, exercised and enjoyed
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