Meaning of jurisdiction
Pronunciation: ( joor"is-dik'shun), [key]
- the right, power, or authority to administer justice by hearing and determining controversies.
- power; authority; control: He has jurisdiction over all American soldiers in the area.
- the extent or range of judicial, law enforcement, or other authority: This case comes under the jurisdiction of the local police.
- the territory over which authority is exercised: All islands to the northwest are his jurisdiction.
- jurisdiction (Thesaurus)