Jurisdictional (adjective)

  1. Relating to the authority of a particular legal system or court.
  2. Determined by or subject to the jurisdiction of a specific court or law enforcement agency.


From the latin word 'juris' meaning law and 'dictio' meaning speaking.


  1. The police officer explained the jurisdictional dispute, between the federal and state authorities over the case.
  2. The lawyer argued the jurisdictional issue, in front of the judge to determine which court had the power to hear the case.
  3. The government addressed the jurisdictional challenge, raised by the human rights activists, to investigate the abuses.
  4. The citizen sought the jurisdictional information, from the consular office to resolve her legal problems abroad.
  5. The media reported the jurisdictional controversy, involving the multinational corporation and the host country's laws.
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