Territorial Jurisdiction

Definition - What does Territorial Jurisdiction mean?

Territorial jurisdiction refers to the power of the law (specifically, the court) within a certain geographical area. An example would be concerning a case where one or both parties reside in a jurisdiction where a crime was committed.

Justipedia explains Territorial Jurisdiction

Territorial jurisdiction can be chosen in contract law or otherwise determined by the location of the event that is in discussion.

This term also comes up in maritime law and international law.

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