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; as, certain suits or actions, or the cognizance of certain crimes, are within the jurisdiction of a particular court, that is, within the limits of its authority or commission.
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 range of legal authority or power to act to enforce or pronounce judgments in a given area; an area defined by the authority granted to an individual or group with power to judge and/or enforce. definition of jurisdiction defined definition of legal jurisdiction defined
a legal government entity that issues licenses for gambling
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in relation to contracts a jurisdiction clause sets out the country or state whose laws will govern the contract and where any legal action must take place. Not usually relevant where the entire transaction and all the parties are within one country.