Definition of Jurisdiction:

  1. The official power to make legal decisions and judgments.

  2. Power or right of a legal or political agency to exercise its authority over a person, subject matter, or territory. Jurisdiction over a person relates to the authority to try him or her as a defendant. Jurisdiction over a subject matter relates to authority derived from the countrys constitution or laws to consider a particular case. Jurisdiction over a territory relates to the geographic area over which a court has the authority to decide cases. Concurrent jurisdiction exists where two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case.

Synonyms of Jurisdiction

Accountability, Acme, Actionability, Administration, Agency, Agentship, Ambit, Applicability, Area, Arena, Ascendancy, Assignment, Auspices, Authority, Authorization, Bailiwick, Be-all and end-all, Beat, Blue ribbon, Border, Borderland, Bossing, Bounds, Brevet, Care, Championship, Charge, Circle, Circuit, Claws, Clutches, Command, Commission, Commissioning, Commitment, Compass, Confines, Consignment, Constitutional validity, Constitutionalism, Constitutionality, Control, Cure, Custodianship, Custody, Delegated authority, Delegation, Demesne, Department, Deputation, Devolution, Devolvement, Directorship, Disposition, District, Domain, Domination, Dominion, Due process, Effectiveness, Embassy, Empery, Empire, Empowerment, Entrusting, Entrustment, Errand, Executorship, Exequatur, Eye, Factorship, Field, First place, First prize, Full power, Governance, Government, Grasp, Grip, Gripe, Guardianship, Guidance, Hand, Hands, Headship, Hegemony, Height, Helm, Hemisphere, Highest, Hold, Imperium, Influence, Intendance, Iron hand, Judicial circuit, Justice, Justiciability, Keeping, Kingship, Lawfulness, Leadership, Legal form, Legal process, Legalism, Legality, Legation, Legitimacy, Legitimateness, License, Licitness, Lieutenancy, Limits, Lordship, Management, Mandate, March, Mastership, Mastery, Maximum, Might, Ministry, Mission, Most, Ne plus ultra, New high, Office, Orb, Orbit, Oversight, Pale, Palms, Paramountcy, Pastorage, Pastorate, Pastorship, Patronage, Plenipotentiary power, Power, Power of attorney, Power to act, Precinct, Prerogative, Presidency, Primacy, Procuration, Protectorship, Province, Proxy, Purview, Raj, Range, Reach, Realm, Record, Regency, Regentship, Regnancy, Reign, Reins of government, Responsibility, Rightfulness, Round, Rule, Safe hands, Say, Scope, Sovereignty, Sphere, Sphere of influence, Stewardship, Strings, Superintendence, Supervision, Supremacy, Surveillance, Sway, Talons, Task, Territory, Top spot, Trust, Trusteeship, Tutelage, Validity, Vicarious authority, Walk, Ward, Wardenship, Wardship, Warrant, Watch and ward, Wing, Zenith, Authority, Control, Power, Dominion, Rule, Administration, Command, Sway, Leadership, Sovereignty, Ascendancy, Hegemony, Mastery

How to use Jurisdiction in a sentence?

  1. The case was out of his jurisdiction and he knew it, but he was so curious he investigated the crime anyway.
  2. The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit exercised its appellate jurisdiction to review claims by a defendant that his rights to due process were violated in an earlier ruling.
  3. Federal courts had no jurisdiction over the case.
  4. The Canadian court agreed that it had no jurisdiction over two of its citizens who were on trial for fraud in Oregon.

Meaning of Jurisdiction & Jurisdiction Definition