Distinguish jurisdiction from venue.

Venue is defined as the particular country or geographical area in which a court with jurisdiction may hear and determine a case.  It means the place of trial.  On the other hand, jurisdiction is the power of the court to decide the case on the merits.  Venue is thus procedural, while jurisdiction is substantive.  In civil cases, venue may be waived or stipulated by the parties.  On the other hand, jurisdiction is granted by law or the Constitution and cannot be waived or stipulated.