Definition of Jurisdiction

1. Noun. (law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law. "Courts having jurisdiction in this district"

Exact synonyms: Legal Power
Generic synonyms: Power, Powerfulness
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law



2. Noun. In law; the territory within which power can be exercised.

Definition of Jurisdiction

1. n. The legal power, right, or authority of a particular court to hear and determine causes, to try criminals, or to execute justice; judicial authority over a cause or class of causes; as, certain suits or actions, or the cognizance of certain crimes, are within the jurisdiction of a particular court, that is, within the limits of its authority or commission.

Definition of Jurisdiction

1. Noun. the power, right, or authority to interpret and apply the law ¹

2. Noun. the power or right to exercise authority ¹

3. Noun. the authority of a sovereign power to govern or legislate ¹

4. Noun. the limits or territory within which authority may be exercised ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jurisdiction

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jurisdiction

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Literary usage of Jurisdiction

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1. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1900)
"CHAPTER VII POLITICAL jurisdiction IN THE UNITED STATES Definition of political jurisdiction—What is understood by political jurisdiction in France, ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"This is vicarial jurisdiction, delegated as to its source, but ordinary as to ... These persons possess and exercise exterior jurisdiction, although with ..."

3. The Law Reports by James Redfoord Bulwer (1872)
"It is plain that when once jurisdiction is given to particular justices, ... 106 та passed, jurisdiction over all matters that Ш actually arise within the ..."

4. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1862)
"Definition of political jurisdiction.—What is understood by political jurisdiction in ... Political jurisdiction as it exists in the United States is, ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"These are the three superior tribunals of both civil and criminal jurisdiction. The Tribunal de Simple Police, a general court for petty offenses, ..."

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