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English noun: jurisdiction

1. jurisdiction (attribute) (law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law


SamplesCourts having jurisdiction in this district.


Synonymslegal power


Broader (hypernym)power, powerfulness


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. jurisdiction (location) in law; the territory within which power can be exercised


Broader (hypernym)district, dominion, territorial dominion, territory


Narrower (hyponym)abbacy, archbishopric, archdeaconry, bailiwick, bishopric, caliphate, diocese, episcopate, justiciary, parish, patriarchate, turf, venue, viceroyalty









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