Jurisdiction

(a) The power of a court or a judge to hear an action, petition or other proceeding or (b) The geographical area within which such power may be exercised.
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Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction (from the Latin ius, iuris meaning `law` and dicere meaning `to speak`) is the practical authority granted to a formally constituted legal body or to a political leader to deal with and make pronouncements on legal matters and, by implication, to administer justice within a defined area of responsibility. The term is also used to ...
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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. • (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. • (a.) The legal power, right, or author...
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jurisdiction

(from the article `competence and jurisdiction`) ...to deal with specific matters. Competence refers to the legal `ability` of a court to exert jurisdiction over a person or a `thing` (property) ... If a person wishes to bring a civil lawsuit against another, he might conceivably bring the action in any country of th...
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Jurisdiction

1. Powers and right of the court or judge to take up a trial and give decision on the same. 2. It also refers to the geographic area within which a court has the power to render the decision and also try the case. It is important to make sure that the court in which the case is filed, falls under the jurisdiction of such a case. For instance, lower...
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jurisdiction

noun in law; the territory within which power can be exercised
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Jurisdiction

[area] A jurisdiction is an area with a set of laws under the control of a system of courts or government entity which are different from neighbouring areas. Each state in a federal state such as Australia, Germany and the United States forms a separate jurisdiction. However sometimes certain laws in a federal state are uniform across the c...
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jurisdiction

[Noun] The area of control of a court or an authority.
Example: The crime took place in Spain, so it was outside the jurisdiction of a British court.
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Jurisdiction

Ju`ris·dic'tion noun [ Latin jurisdictio ; jus , juris , right, law + dictio a saying, speaking: confer Old French jurisdiction , French juridiction . See Just , adjective , and Diction .] 1. (Law) The ...
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Jurisdiction

a jurisdiction clause sets out the country or state whose laws will govern the contract and where any legal action must take place. Don't forget that England and Scotland have different legal codes, and this may need to be specified.
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Jurisdiction

A power constitutionally conferred upon a judge or magistrate, to take cognizance of and decide causes according to law and to carry his sentence into execution. The tract of land or district within which a judge or magistrate has jurisdiction, is called his territory and his power in relation to his territory is called his territorial jurisdiction...
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Jurisdiction

Authority to apply the law in a given territory or region. For example, the DHS USCIS district office in the area where a person lives has jurisdiction or authority to decide on a fianc
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jurisdiction

Court's authority to hear and/or decide a case. Also, territory for which a court is authorized to hear cases.
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Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction is the power of a court or judge to entertain an action, petition or other proceeding. When a proceeding in respect of a certain subject matter can only be brought in one court, that court is said to have exclusive jurisdiction; when it can be brought in any one of several courts, they are said to have concurrent jurisdiction. Jurisdic...
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jurisdiction

jurisdiction, jurisdictional 1. Administration of justice; exercise of judicial authority, or of the functions of a judge or legal tribunal; power of declaring and administering law or justice; legal authority or power. 2. The extent or range of judicial or administrative power; the territory over which such power extends.
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jurisdiction

n. the authority given by law to a court to try cases and rule on legal matters within a particular geographic area and/or over certain types of legal cases. It is vital to determine before a lawsuit is filed which court has jurisdiction. State courts have jurisdiction over matters within that state, and different levels of courts have jurisdiction...
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Jurisdiction

See Competence.
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Jurisdiction

The area and matters over which a Court has legal authority
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Jurisdiction

The authority of courts to deal with a case. As a rough guide, courts will assume jurisdiction if the defendant is physically present and so can be served with the proceedings or if the defendant submits to the jurisdiction or if the court is persuaded that the circumstances are such that the claimant ought to be allowed to serve the proceedings ab...
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Jurisdiction

The court
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Jurisdiction

The defined area of responsibility to which a law applies within and thereby has the authority to hear a case.Also, the practical authority granted to a formally constituted legal body or to a political leader to deal with and make pronouncements on legal matters and, by implication, to administer justice within a defined area of responsibility.For...
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Jurisdiction

The extent of legal authority or power of the Court to apply the law. The Federal Court has jurisdiction under more than 150 Acts of the Commonwealth Parliament and has original and appellate jurisdiction.
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jurisdiction

the geographical, subject matter, and monetary limitations of a court
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Jurisdiction

The location where a person has access to the court system. The place where a person lives usually determines which court has the legal right to adjudicate his or her claims, probate proceedings, or other matters. The location of real property can also determine the 'jurisdiction' of legal matters related to that property.
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Jurisdiction

The power of a court to act as defined by territory (geographical, type of person, type of crime or nature of civil action). Legal textbooks sometimes specify the legal jurisdiction or geographical territory to which the law refers
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