jurisdiction jurisdiction  /ˌdʒʊ rəs ˈdɪk ʃən/


  1. (n) (law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law
  2. (n) in law; the territory within which power can be exercised


  1. The catch is in the key concept of jurisdiction.
  2. In 1960 the FDA got jurisdiction over color additives and gave provisional approval to substances already in use, making the approval permanent when safety had been proved.
  3. Rarely used are these ancient and musty Federal statutes because most murders occur within the jurisdiction of a State, most murderers are executed by the people of a State.


  1. Jurisdiction expands with governor’s approval

    After months of pushing for legislation to expand the jurisdiction of the Harrison County Court-at-Law, the efforts of county officials were fruitful as Gov. Rick Perry recently signed S.B. 1806, granting his approval.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Marshall News Messenger

  2. Circuit Decision Costs Prevailing Attorneys $200,000 Fee Award

    The Second Circuit canceled an award that was made after the plaintiffs dropped non-diverse members from their limited liability company in an attempt to invoke diversity jurisdiction.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Law.com

  3. BZA deadlocks on jurisdiction question

    Goochland County’s four-member Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) deadlocked Monday on a 2-2 vote on the crucial question of whether it has jurisdiction to consider an appeal of Benedictine Preparatory Sch
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Goochland Gazette


  1. "This was not a strike we wanted, but one we had to conduct in order to win jurisdiction and establish appropriate residuals for writing in new media and on the Internet," Verrone said through a statement released Tuesday evening.
    on Feb 12, 2008 By: Patric Verrone Source: Xinhua

  2. MacAskill said families could "not be expected to forget, let alone forgive. Their pain runs deep and the wounds remain. However, Mr al-Megrahi now faces a sentence imposed by a higher power. It's one that no court in any jurisdiction in any land...
    on Aug 20, 2009 By: Kenny MacAskill Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "Obviously we're concerned about a level playing field all the time. But we have no jurisdiction or nothing to say about that," Ueberroth said. "We have a responsibility to compete fairly. That's our system, and that's the way we're going to...
    on Oct 8, 2007 By: Peter Ueberroth Source: Forbes

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