What does the word jurisdiction mean?

Usage examples for jurisdiction

  1. No. But I deny your jurisdiction in the matter, or that of any English court, since I have committed no piracy in English waters. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  2. In practice, however, all Magistrates have been given jurisdiction to sit in the Children's Court. – Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents The Mazengarb Report (1954) by Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
  3. The knights were exempt from the jurisdiction of all courts, save that of their own chapter. – History of Holland by George Edmundson