- The right of a court to hear a particular case, based on the scope of its authority over the type of case and the parties to the case.
- Authority or control.
- The extent of authority or control.
- The territorial range of authority or control.
- Judicial authority; the legal power of hearing and determining controversies or accusations; the right of exercising the functions of a judge or of a legal tribunal.
- Controlling authority; the right of making and enforcing laws or regulations; the capacity of determining rules of action or use, and exacting penalties: as, the <em>jurisdiction</em> of a state over its subjects.
- The domain within which power is exercised; specifically, the territory over which the authority of a state, court, or judge extends.
- The function or capacity of judging or governing in general; the natural right to judge; inherent power of decision or control.
- The legal power, right, or authority of a particular court to hear and determine causes, to try criminals, or to execute justice; judicial authority over a cause or class of causes.
- The authority of a sovereign power to govern or legislate; the right of making or enforcing laws; the power or right of exercising authority.
- Sphere of authority; the limits within which any particular power may be exercised, or within which a government or a court has authority.
- the <xref>power</xref>, <xref>right</xref>, or authority to <xref>interpret</xref> and apply the <xref>law</xref>
- the power or right to exercise authority
- the <xref>authority</xref> of a <xref>sovereign</xref> power to <xref>govern</xref> or <xref>legislate</xref>
- the limits or <xref>territory</xref> within which authority may be exercised
- (law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law
- in law; the territory within which power can be exercised