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Jurisdiction 1Definition: 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
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 2Definition: 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 3Definition: Sphere of authority; the
limits within which any particular power may be exercised, or within which a government or a court has authority.
jurisdiction 4Definition: (law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law;
"courts having jurisdiction in this district"
jurisdiction 5Definition: in law; the territory within which power can be exercised