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Section 2. The divisions of the housing court department shall have superior and general jurisdiction with reference to all cases and matters within their jurisdiction; and no order, decree, judgment, sentence, warrant, writ or process made, issued or pronounced by them need set out any adjudication or circumstances with greater particularity than would be required in other departments of superior and general jurisdiction, and the like presumption shall be made in favor of proceedings in the housing court department as would be made in favor of proceedings in other departments of superior and general jurisdiction. Writs, subpoenas, citations, orders, notices, executions and all other processes issued in the housing court department signed by the clerk, temporary clerk or an assistant clerk, and bear the teste of the first justice of the division and shall run throughout the commonwealth.

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