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admiralty the department or office having jurisdiction over naval affairs. [1/3 definitions]
bailiwick the district, office, or jurisdiction of a British bailiff. [1/2 definitions]
chancery in law, a court having jurisdiction over matters not covered by common law; court of equity. [1/4 definitions]
circuit court (cap.) in some states of the United States, the court with general or the lowest jurisdiction. [1/2 definitions]
cognizable falling within the jurisdiction of the judicial system, or within that of a particular court. [1/2 definitions]
court of common pleas in some U.S. states, a court having general jurisdiction over civil suits.
denuclearize to forbid construction, presence, or deployment of nuclear weapons within (a certain jurisdiction).
diocese a group of churches or an administrative region under the jurisdiction of a bishop; bishopric.
district court in many U.S. states, the court of general jurisdiction for each judicial district. [1/2 definitions]
domestic relations court in some U.S. states, a court with jurisdiction limited to matters involving a family or household, esp. disputes involving the custody, support, and welfare of children; family court.
extradite to transfer (a fugitive) from one state or jurisdiction to another in which he or she is to be tried or imprisoned.
extradition the legal transfer of a fugitive from one state or jurisdiction to another where he or she is to be tried or imprisoned.
extraterritorial outside of or beyond territorial boundaries or jurisdiction.
extraterritoriality political or legal exemption of foreigners from local jurisdiction, such as is granted to diplomats.
governor general a governor of a large region, area, or territory who has jurisdiction over other governors or deputy governors.
governorship the office, functions, jurisdiction, or term of a governor.
Holy See the office or jurisdiction of the pope; Apostolic See.
J.P. abbreviation of "Justice of the Peace," the lowest level of magistrate in some U. S. states, whose jurisdiction is usu. part of a county and whose duties include administering oaths, performing marriages, and trying minor cases.
judicature the jurisdiction, function, or powers of a judge or court. [1/3 definitions]
jump bail to escape from the jurisdiction of the law while free on bail.
justice of the peace the lowest level of magistrate in some U. S. states, whose jurisdiction is usu. part of a county and whose duties include administering oaths, performing marriages, and trying minor cases.