Definitions of "jurisdiction"
  1. The ability or authority to make legal decisions and judgments
  2. The ability or capacity to govern or make laws, typically held by a state or political body
  3. The specific area in which a particular entity has the authority to make legal decisions
How to use "jurisdiction" in a sentence
  1. The court declined the case stating it was not within their jurisdiction.
  2. The power of jurisdiction allows legal entities to interpret and apply the law.
  3. State laws can vary because each state has its own jurisdiction.

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