Jurisdiction in a Sentence 🔊

Definition of Jurisdiction

the valid power to make official decisions and rulings

Examples of Jurisdiction in a sentence

The probate court has jurisdiction over the validity of wills. 🔊

Since the crime took place in China, the Chinese government has jurisdiction of the case. 🔊

Our state police does not have jurisdiction to follow the criminals into another state. 🔊

When the federal judge overturned the decision, he cited the lower court's lack of jurisdiction as part of his reasoning.  🔊

The man felt safe once he crossed the county line and travelled to an area where the crooked sheriff had no jurisdiction.  🔊

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