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Definition of Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction

  1. 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.
  2. The authority of a sovereign power to govern or legislate; the right of making or enforcing laws; the power or right of exercising authority.
  3. Sphere of authority; the limits within which any particular power may be exercised, or within which a government or a court has authority.

Jurisdiction Quotations

You get a lawyer whether you're in a military tribunal or whether you're in a federal court, number one. The attorney general decided that the court with the biggest - with the greatest venue, with the best jurisdiction was the New York court. That was the right decision to make.
Joe Biden

Yahoo! had a choice. It chose to provide an e-mail service hosted on servers based inside China, making itself subject to Chinese legal jurisdiction. It didn't have to do that. It could have provided a service hosted offshore only.
Rebecca MacKinnon

Arizona's law makes what is already a federal offense - being in the country illegally - a state offense. Some critics seem not to understand Arizona's right to assert concurrent jurisdiction.
George Will

Congress should pass legislation to remove from the federal courts their jurisdiction to hear these outrageous challenges to the Ten Commandments and the Pledge of Allegiance.
Phyllis Schlafly

Like other antitrust agencies we make our assessment of a merger or antitrust case based on its impact on our jurisdiction, and not on the nationality of the companies. This is exactly what the U.S. antitrust agencies, the Justice Department and the FTC, do.
Mario Monti
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Jurisdiction Translations

jurisdiction in French is jurisprudence, juridiction
jurisdiction in German is Rechtsprechung, Gerichtsbarkeit, Rechtsprechung
jurisdiction in Italian is giurisdizione
jurisdiction in Norwegian is domsmyndighet
jurisdiction in Spanish is jurisdicion
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