Definition Of jurisdiction


the official power to make legal decisions and judgments.

federal courts had no jurisdiction over the case

Example Of jurisdiction

  • According to Keys, the station was commended for its outstanding service rendered to areas under its jurisdiction .

  • Although the husband had only forty-seven days in totality within the relevant twelve months he had made nine arrivals within the jurisdiction .

  • And nor should it exclude the jurisdiction of any other state that gives its courts universal jurisdiction over international crimes.

  • Another limitation is a rule found in various forms in some legal systems which denies jurisdiction over actions involving foreign land.

  • As a luminary and law minister Beig can not be expected to overstep his jurisdiction and transgress his limits beyond his domain.

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