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jurisdictionnoun [U]

uk   /ˌdʒʊə.rɪsˈdɪk.ʃən/  us   /ˌdʒʊr.ɪs-/
the ​authority of a ​court or ​officialorganization to make ​decisions and ​judgments : The ​court has no jurisdiction in/overcases of this ​kind. School ​admissions are not under/withinour jurisdiction.
jurisdictional
adjective /-əl/
jurisdictional ​decisions
(Definition of jurisdiction from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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jurisdictionnoun [U]

 us   /ˌdʒʊər·əsˈdɪk·ʃən/
politics & government the ​officialauthority to make (esp. ​legal) ​decisions and ​judgments: The ​SupremeCourtruled that the US ​government had no jurisdiction over ​crimescommitted on ​Indianlands.
(Definition of jurisdiction from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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jurisdictionnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌdʒʊərɪsˈdɪkʃən/ LAW
[U] the ​authority that a particular ​court of ​law or ​officialorganization has to make ​laws, ​rules, or ​legal decisions: A ​lawpassed in 2006 ​sought to ​strip the ​federalcourts of jurisdiction to consider the detainees' plight.the jurisdiction of sth The appellant ​challenged the jurisdiction of the ​court.jurisdiction in sth For the ​rules as to jurisdiction in ​bankruptcyproceedings, ​includingdebtors' ​petitions, see Chapter 1.jurisdiction to do sth He ​dismissed the ​case but ​retained jurisdiction to ​resolve any ​disputes over the ​settlements.jurisdiction over sth The United ​States Court of Appeals has ​exclusive jurisdiction over ​patentappeals.subject to/under/within the jurisdiction of sb/sth If the ​claimrelates to ​employment matters it will ​normally be within the jurisdiction of the ​industrialtribunal. Cable and ​satellitechannels are outside the jurisdiction of the FCC. exercise/​establish/​assume jurisdiction expand/​extend/​limit jurisdictionassert/lack jurisdiction An ​industrialtribunalclaimed that it ​lacked jurisdiction to hear the appellant's ​complaint of ​unfairdismissal.
[C] a country, ​state, or other ​area where a particular set of ​laws or ​rules must be obeyed: The ​financialcommunity would like to see ​conformity of ​rules and ​regulations between different jurisdictions. foreign/​local/​state jurisdictions
(Definition of jurisdiction from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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