jurisdiction noun

ADJ. limited | exclusive The commissioners had exclusive jurisdiction to decide. | civil, criminal, ecclesiastical

VERB + JURISDICTION have, retain The court has no jurisdiction in this case. | exercise The court may exercise its jurisdiction to compel the husband to make a settlement upon his wife. | claim The offshore government claims jurisdiction over the mainland. | be subject to, come under He is subject to the jurisdiction of the English courts.

PREP. beyond your ~ She acted beyond the jurisdiction of any teacher. | outside your ~ The matter is outside the jurisdiction of UK administrative agencies. | under ~ The territory is still under Russian jurisdiction. | within your ~ The matter was not within the jurisdiction of the court. | ~ over The senate committees have exclusive jurisdiction over the FBI.