What is General Jurisdiction?

Legal Definition
A court of general jurisdiction is one that has the authority to hear cases of all kinds – criminal, civil, family, probate, and so forth.
-- Wikipedia
Legal Definition
Such as extends to all controversies that may be brought before a court within the legal bounds of rights and remedies; as opposed to special or limited jurisdiction, which covers only a particular class of cases, or cases where the amount in controversy is below a prescribed sum, or which is subject to specific exceptions. The terms "general" and "special," applied to jurisdiction, indicate the difference between a legal authority extending to the whole of a particular subject and one limited to a part; and, when applied to the terms of court, the occasion upon which these IK)were can be respectively exercised. Gracie v. Freeland, 1 N. Y. 232,
-- Black's Law Dictionary