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    Jurisdiction

    Definition

    The legal authority that a court has, including:

    Explanation

    Used when talking about the law.

    Jurisdiction is referred to in policy wordings in the Jurisdiction clause.

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    Jurisdiction clause

    Definition

    A policy clause that specifies what country's courts shall have jurisdiction in the event of a dispute under the policy.

    Explanation

    Used when talking about insurance policy wordings.

    This is important because the insurer may be based in one country, the insured in another and the claimant in yet another.

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