Jurisdiction Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Jurisdiction, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Jurisdiction?

1\. Powers and right of the court or judge to take up a trial and give decision on the same. 2. It also refers to the geographic area within which a court has the power to render the decision and also try the case. It is important to make sure that the court in which the case is filed, falls under the jurisdiction of such a case. For instance, lower courts does not have power to take up civil cases above certain sum of money being involved.