jurisdiction-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: a state of legal authority, power

Commentary: JURISDICTION[+state][+social][+authority][+legal]
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

Sense Number 2: the place within which an authority has power

Commentary: JURISDICTION[+location][+region][+authority][+geographical]
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