NOTE: focus is on the legal authority possessed by an entity.
The federal courts have no jurisdiction over this case. (no authority)
This will be within the jurisdiction of a military tribunal. (subject to its authority)
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
NOTE: refers to physical sectors of a community in which some authority is operative.
The two schools are not in the same tax jurisdiction. (different tax sectors of a town)
In that jurisdiction there is a mandatory death sentence for this type of murder.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2