jurisdiction

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[ UK /d‍ʒˌɔːɹɪsdˈɪkʃən/ ]
[ US /ˌdʒʊɹəsˈdɪkʃən, ˌdʒʊɹɪsˈdɪkʃən/ ]
NOUN
  1. (law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law
    courts having jurisdiction in this district
  2. in law; the territory within which power can be exercised
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How To Use jurisdiction In A Sentence

  • She probably didn't appreciate that the master was without jurisdiction to make that order since her predecessor had obtained it.
  •  Thin capitalisation - offshore jurisdictions tend not to impose \ "thin capitalisation\" rules on companies (except for regulated entities such as banks and insurance companies), allowing them to be formed with a purely nominal equity investment. Recently Uploaded Slideshows
  • In December 1936 a decree was issued which made all volunteer forces subject to military jurisdiction.
  • The companies said they anticipate the new system will be operated under the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
  • That's our court, that's within our jurisdiction, within our grasp.
  • When appearing in court, all three men refused to cooperate, claiming the government has no jurisdiction.
  • Many jurisdictions will look through the trust and tax the settlor or beneficiaries directly.
  • Any changes to taxation laws in these jurisdictions are matters for regulators and governments. Times, Sunday Times
  • The statutory powers will enable local authorities to seal off areas under their jurisdiction to prevent the disease spreading.
  • The district or churches under the jurisdiction of a bishop; a bishopric.
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