jurisdiction

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jurisdiction

Power. The concept that a court or government authority may exercise control over a person or property because of the location of the property,the activities of a person within a geographic area,or a person's request for assistance from that authority,thereby voluntarily subjecting themselves to jurisdiction.

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The Bar's Executive Committee was to make an additional appointment for a representative from the juristiction of the Third Distrcit Court of Appeal.
Gilligan, who is serving 28 years on drugs charges, contends that the court has no juristiction to hold any such hearing.
Applicants must be registered voters, members of the Bar in good standing for the preceeding five years, and residents of the teritorial juristiction of the court.