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1. Law The right of a court to hear a particular case, based on the scope of its authority over the type of case and the parties to the case.
a. Authority or control: islands under US jurisdiction; a bureau with jurisdiction over Native American affairs.
b. The extent of authority or control: a family matter beyond the school's jurisdiction.
3. The territorial range of authority or control.

[Middle English jurisdiccioun, from Old French juridicion, from Latin iūrisdictiō, iūrisdictiōn- : iūris, genitive of iūs, law; see yewes- in Indo-European roots + dictiō, dictiōn-, declaration (from dictus, past participle of dīcere, to say; see deik- in Indo-European roots).]

ju′ris·dic′tion·al adj.
ju′ris·dic′tion·al·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.jurisdictional - restricted to the geographic area under a particular jurisdiction; "the jurisdictional limits of a state"
territorial - belonging to the territory of any state or ruler; "territorial rights"


[ˌdʒʊərɪsˈdɪkʃənl] ADJ (US) [dispute, rights] → jurisdiccional
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THE market regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India ( Sebi), has said that it cannot regulate chit fund companies because of jurisdictional issues.
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Goldberg was selected as the recipient of the 2011 Florida Bar Journal Excellence in Writing Award by the Journal & News Editorial Board for his article "Enforcement of Settlements: A Jurisdictional Perspective" (July/Aug 2011).
jurisdictional rhetoric splits from jurisdictional reality--and then
The new revised guidance is based on more than 18,000 jurisdictional determinations and review of more than 66,000 public comments.
A better example is the use of jurisdictional venue in many older decisions.