jurisdiction

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jurisdiction

As used in the UK, the place where a body is found. Formally, the jurisdiction of a coroner is founded on
• where a dead body lies within his or her district; 
• where a body otherwise within his or her district is lost or irrecoverable; or
• where a body comes to lie in his or her district by repatriation from abroad.
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jurisdiction

The authority and power of courts to hear and render judgments on the parties and subject matter of a case.
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