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jurisdiction

Legal Definition of jurisdiction

Noun

  1. Refers to a court's authority to judge over a situation usually acquired in one of three ways: over acts committed in a defined territory (e.g.. the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Australia is limited to acts committed or originating in Australia), over certain types of cases (the jurisdiction of a bankruptcy court is limited to bankruptcy cases), or over certain persons (a military court has jurisdiction limited to actions of enlisted personnel).

Definition of jurisdiction

Noun

jurisdiction (plural jurisdictions)

  1. the power, right, or authority to interpret and apply the law
  2. the power or right to exercise authority
  3. the authority of a sovereign power to govern or legislate
  4. the limits or territory within which authority may be exercised

Synonyms

  • power

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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