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Definitions of jurisdiction

the power of a court, authority or other official body to decide a legal case or to make an order. This is also referred to as competent jurisdiction, as in the court of competent jurisdiction.

The High Court has jurisdiction over criminal cases in this district.

the extent of this power

Title 28 of the United States Code gives the United States district courts exclusive jurisdiction over all matters arising in bankruptcy with few exceptions.

the territory in which this power exists

The jurisdiction of the European Union includes all of the member states.