JURISDICTION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of JURISDICTION
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 n.  authority; right and power to interpret and apply the law
Classic Sentence:
1  Now the Cinque Ports are partially or somehow under the jurisdiction of a sort of policeman or beadle, called a Lord Warden.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 90. Heads or Tails.
2  I had the feeling that the world was left behind, that we had got over the edge of it, and were outside man's jurisdiction.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: I
3  The President of the United States issued a proclamation that it be not tolerated in the territories over which he has jurisdiction.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Context  Highlight   In VI
4  They soon had a proof, however, that they were still within the jurisdiction of the Saints.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
5  The laws of England," interrupted Beaumanoir, "permit and enjoin each judge to execute justice within his own jurisdiction.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVI
6  MICAWBER, and the defendant in that cause is the prey of the sheriff having legal jurisdiction in this bailiwick.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
7  Their parents have a sort of rule and jurisdiction over them, when they come into the world, and for some time after; but it is but a temporary one.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
8  And thus, 'tis true, the paternal is a natural government, but not at all extending itself to the ends and jurisdictions of that which is political.'
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
Example Sentence:
1  The court has no jurisdiction in/over cases of this kind.
2  An industrial tribunal has no jurisdiction to decide whether an employee was fairly or unfairly dismissed.
3  The House Committee continued to exercise its jurisdiction over a wide variety of day-to-day matters at the institution.
4  The senate committees have exclusive jurisdiction over the FBI.
5  The commissioners had exclusive jurisdiction to decide.
6  This is quite evident from his acquired right of subdelegation whereby he was allowed to name a vicegerens, his representative not alone in pontifical ceremonies, but also in jurisdiction.
7  These courts have jurisdiction in this district.
8  "Crossing borders with a laptop can be an issue," he says, as a number of jurisdictions have the right to search your laptop without having to issue a search warrant.