It may appear singular, and, indeed, not a little ludicrous, that an affair of this kind, which in later days would have been referred to no higher jurisdiction than that of the select men of the town, should then have been a question publicly discussed, and on which statesmen of eminence took sides.
There are no more uses of "jurisdiction" in the book.
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The state court has jurisdiction on this matter — not the federal court.
The Palestinian camp is outside the jurisdiction of the Lebanese state.