“Jurisdiction”

Jurisdiction: United States United States

The government’s authority to govern or enforce laws or to enforce them in a certain area or over certain people.

Source: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Jurisdiction: New Zealand New Zealand

The extent of legal authority or power of a court to apply the law.

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Justice
Jurisdiction: United States United States

The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a certain type of case. It also is used as a synonym for venue, meaning the geographic area over which the court has territorial jurisdiction to decide cases.

Source: United States Courts
Jurisdiction: Ireland Ireland

(a) the power of a court or judge to hear an action, petition or other proceeding, or (b) the geographical area within which such power may be exercised.

Source: The Courts Service of Ireland