[ noun ] (law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law
: "courts having jurisdiction in this district"
Used in print(Legislation on Foreign Relations. Committee on Foreign...)
The Attorney_General shall assign such officers and employees of the Department_of_Justice as may be necessary to represent the United_States as to any claims of the Government of the United_States with_respect_to which the Commission has jurisdiction under this title .
if a receiver or trustee for any such partnership or corporation has been duly appointed by a court of competent jurisdiction in the United_States and has not been discharged prior to the date of payment , payment shall be made to such receiver or trustee in accordance with the order of the court ;
if a receiver or trustee for any such partnership or corporation , duly appointed by a court of competent jurisdiction in the United_States , makes an assignment of the claim , or any part thereof , with_respect_to which an award is made , or makes an assignment of such award , or any part thereof , payment shall be made to the assignee , as his interest may appear ; and in the case of any assignment of an award , or any part thereof , which is made in_writing and duly acknowledged and filed , after such award is certified to the Secretary_of_the_Treasury , payment may , in the discretion of the Secretary_of_the_Treasury , be made to the assignee , as his interest may appear .(Public Papers of the Presidents of the U.S. D. D....)
Accordingly , if it is not repealed by the Congress at its present session , I shall have no alternative thereafter but to direct the Secretary of Defense to disregard the section unless a court of competent jurisdiction determines otherwise .
[ noun ] (geography) in law; the territory within which power can be exercised
Used in print(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)
In ever greater numbers , factories are locating in the suburbs or in `` industrial_parks '' removed from the city 's political jurisdiction .