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Jurisdiction (IPA: /ˌdʒʊɹəsˈdɪkʃən/, /ˌdʒʊɹɪsˈdɪkʃən/)


Jurisdiction (a.)

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.

Jurisdiction (a.)

The authority of a sovereign power to govern or legislate; the right of making or enforcing laws; the power or right of exercising authority.

Jurisdiction (a.)

Sphere of authority; the limits within which any particular power may be exercised, or within which a government or a court has authority.

Jurisdiction

Practical authority granted to a formally constituted legal body or to a political leader to deal with legal matters

Jurisdiction

Distinct area subject to a government and set of laws, such as a country or federated state

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Jurisdiction Synonyms

Legal Power

Spanish Translation

Jurisdiction in Spanish is Jurisdicción

Tagalog Translation

Jurisdiction in Tagalog is Sakop

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A Court cannot give itself jurisdiction by misconstruing a document or statute." - Statutes

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A Court of law is well justified, according to the comity of our Courts, in overruling the decision of another Court of co-ordinate jurisdiction." - Jurisdiction

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A total want of jurisdiction cannot be cured by the assent of the parties." - Jurisdiction

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Although our powers are great, they are not unlimited"”they are bounded by some lines of demarcation." - Jurisdiction

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Consent does not give jurisdiction." - Jurisdiction


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