jurisdiction


jurisdiction
jurisdiction jur‧is‧dic‧tion [ˌdʒʊərsˈdɪkʆn ǁ ˌdʒʊr-] noun [uncountable] LAW
the official right and power to make decisions about something:
jurisdiction over

• The bankruptcy court now has jurisdiction over the company's assets.

• This matter is outside my jurisdiction.

jurisdiction of

• The firm has now become a joint stock company under the jurisdiction of the Russian republic.

• This matter is now within the jurisdiction of the US courts.

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jurisdiction UK US /ˌdʒʊərɪsˈdɪkʃən/ noun [C] LAW
[U] the authority that a particular court of law or official organization has to make laws, rules, or legal decisions: »

A law passed in 2006 sought to strip the federal courts 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 bankruptcy proceedings, including debtors' 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 patent appeals.

subject to/under/within the jurisdiction of sb/sth »

If the claim relates to employment matters it will normally be within the jurisdiction of the industrial tribunal.

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Cable and satellite channels are outside the jurisdiction of the FCC.

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exercise/establish/assume jurisdiction

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expand/extend/limit jurisdiction

assert/lack jurisdiction »

An industrial tribunal claimed that it lacked jurisdiction to hear the appellant's complaint of unfair dismissal.

[C] a country, state, or other area where a particular set of laws or rules must be obeyed: »

The financial community would like to see conformity of rules and regulations between different jurisdictions.

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foreign/local/state jurisdictions


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • jurisdiction — ju·ris·dic·tion /ˌju̇r əs dik shən/ n [Latin jurisdictio, from juris, genitive of jus law + dictio act of saying, from dicere to say] 1: the power, right, or authority to interpret, apply, and declare the law (as by rendering a decision) to be… …   Law dictionary

  • jurisdiction — JURISDICTION. s. f. (l S ne se prononce point,) & beaucoup écrivent Juridiction. Pouvoir du Juge, de celuy qui a droit de juger. Jurisdiction Ecclesiastique. Jurisdiction Laïque. Jurisdiction ordinaire. cela est de vostre jurisdiction, sous… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • jurisdiction — Jurisdiction, Iurisdictio. Petites jurisdictions et destroicts estans en Italie, où les Romains envoyoient tous les ans quelqu un pour les gouverner et dire droict, Praefecturae. Exercer jurisdiction, Dicere ius. Exercice de la jurisdiction,… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Jurisdiction — Ju ris*dic tion, n. [L. jurisdictio; jus, juris, right, law + dictio a saying, speaking: cf. OF. jurisdiction, F. juridiction. See {Just}, a., and {Diction}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Law) The legal power, right, or authority of a particular court to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jurisdiction — (n.) early 14c. administration of justice (attested from mid 13c. in Anglo Latin), from O.Fr. juridiccion (13c.) and directly from L. iurisdictionem (nom. iurisdictio) administration of justice, jurisdiction, from ius (gen. iuris; see JURIST (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • Jurisdiction — (v. tat), 1) im Allgemeinen die Befugniß, Recht zu sprechen; daher so v.w. Gerichtsbarkeit (s.d.); 2) im alten Rom die Befugniß zu dem, was der Magistrat im ordentlichen Verfahren zur Einleitung des Processes zu thun hatte. Die J. kam nur den… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • jurisdiction — *power, authority, control, command, sway, dominion Analogous words: limits, bounds, confines (see singular nouns at LIMIT): *range, scope, compass, reach: circuit, periphery (see CIRCUMFERENCE): province, office, *function, duty: domain,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • jurisdiction — [n] area of authority administration, arbitration, area, authority, bailiwick, bounds, circuit, command, commission, compass, confines, control, discretion, district, domination, dominion, empire, extent, field, hegemony, influence, inquisition,… …   New thesaurus

  • jurisdiction — ► NOUN 1) the official power to make legal decisions and judgements. 2) the territory or sphere over which the legal authority of a court or other institution extends. 3) a system of law courts. DERIVATIVES jurisdictional adjective. ORIGIN Latin …   English terms dictionary

  • jurisdiction — [joor΄is dik′shən] n. [ME jurisdiccioun, altered (infl. by L) < OFr juridiction < L jurisdictio, administration of the law < jus (gen. juris,), law + dictio: see JURY1 & DICTION] 1. the administering of justice; authority or legal power… …   English World dictionary


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