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.

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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The Supreme Court has now accepted juristiction, granted the state's emergency motion to reinstate an automatic stay in the case, scheduled an expedited briefing schedule, and set oral argument for February 27.
Gilligan, who is serving 28 years on drugs charges, contends that the court has no juristiction to hold any such hearing.
Greek political leaders have unified in rejecting a German proposal to place the fiscal policy of the country under the juristiction of a specially designated EU commissioner.