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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.
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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"
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[ˌdʒʊərɪsˈdɪkʃənl] ADJ (US) [dispute, rights] → jurisdiccional
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Therefore, all that remains is A.P.'s challenge to a statutory jurisdictional ruling and, if I conclude that the jurisdictional ruling was in error, the appropriate remedy.
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In a matter of first impression, the court also unanimously held that the district court erred in considering the waiting period to be a jurisdictional bar.
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Based on a long line of cases distinguishing between jurisdictional and non-jurisdictional defects, most lawyers would not have anticipated such a harsh result.
(4) Jordan's Principle requires that the first government approached by a First Nations community pay for the requested services, and that any jurisdictional disputes be resolved afterwards.
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Public health challenges such as disease outbreaks and substance abuse problems don't recognize jurisdictional boundaries.
The first is an overview of certain canonical features of jurisdictional law--court rulings, jurisdictional rules, and doctrines--that can structure--though also frustrate--attempts to invoke the power of federal courts.
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