Exclusive Jurisdiction

Definition of Exclusive Jurisdiction

That power which a court or other tribunal exercises over an action or over a person to the exclusion of all other courts. That forum in which an action must be commenced be - cause no other forum has the jurisdiction to hear and determine the action. For example, by statute, actions brought under the Securities Exchange Act must be brought in federal district court.

Exclusive and concurrent jurisdiction. The federal courts have original and exclusive jurisdiction over certain actions (e.g. controversies between two or more states) and concurrent jurisdiction with that of state courts in others (e.g. actions between citizens of different states).

That's the definition of Exclusive Jurisdiction in Black's Law Dictionary 6th Edition. Courtesy of Cekhukum.com.