jurisdiction

Definition

The geographical area over which a court or government body has the power and right to exercise authority.

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The officer in pursuit of the suspect was approaching the county line and had to end the pursuit and turn around due to leaving his jurisdiction.

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The contract between the buyer and seller establish a variety of terms including the jurisdiction should any litigation arise resulting from the proposed transaction.

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No police departments has the right to operate in certain parts of the areas that they have no jurisdiction to work in. Laws must be followed unless warrants are issues.

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