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Jurisdiction 1

Definition: 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 2

Definition: 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 3

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

jurisdiction 4

Definition: (law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law; "courts having jurisdiction in this district"

jurisdiction 5

Definition: in law; the territory within which power can be exercised

 

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