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Definitions of jurisdiction

the area in which a particular legal system operates

In many jurisdictions, the use of the name veterinarian is restricted by law to persons with specific degrees or licenses.

the extent of this power

Legal concepts in English speaking jurisdictions do not always correspond to legal concepts in other jurisdictions.

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.