- the right, power, or authority to administer justice by hearing and determining controversies.
- power; authority; control: He has jurisdiction over all American soldiers in the area.
- the extent or range of judicial, law enforcement, or other authority: This case comes under the jurisdiction of the local police.
- the territory over which authority is exercised: All islands to the northwest are his jurisdiction.
Origin of jurisdiction
Examples from the Web for jurisdictional
In the end, in 2008, jurisdictional issues blew the investigation, says Wittman.The FBI’s Art Heist Flimflam
March 19, 2013
The party who files first in a case where there may be jurisdictional issues has an advantage, she says.Why Katie Holmes May Win Custody
July 7, 2012
Right now Saif al-Islam is currently in something of a jurisdictional limbo.In His First Interview, Saif al-Islam Says He Has Not Been Given Access to a Lawyer
December 30, 2011
In some cases, there is a lack of jurisdictional clarity, especially in international cases.8 Most Frequent Flier Freakouts
The Daily Beast
August 11, 2010
But in the end that jurisdictional question does not have to be decided in this case, and we reserve our opinion on it.Judgments of the Court of Appeal of New Zealand on Proceedings to Review Aspects of the Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Mount Erebus Aircraft Disaster
Sir Owen Woodhouse, R. B. Cooke, Ivor L. M. Richardson, Duncan Wallace McMullin, and Sir Edward Somers
The Normans used the Anglo-Saxon concepts of jurisdictional powers.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.
S. A. Reilly
Some contraventions of right have already taken place, both within our jurisdictional limits and on the high seas.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents
Edited by James D. Richardson
In rather a different class from grants of jurisdictional liberties were special grants of free warren, felling of wood and fairs.Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535
Eileen Edna Power
Over two score jurisdictional controversies appear for settlement at each annual convention of the American Federation.The Armies of Labor
Samuel P. Orth
- the right or power to administer justice and to apply laws
- the exercise or extent of such right or power
- power or authority in general
Word Origin and History for jurisdictional
early 14c. "administration of justice" (attested from mid-13c. in Anglo-Latin), from Old French juridiccion (13c.) and directly from Latin iurisdictionem (nominative iurisdictio) "administration of justice, jurisdiction," from ius (genitive iuris; see jurist) "right, law" + dictio "a saying" (see diction). Meaning "extent or range of administrative power" is from late 14c. Related: Jurisdictional.