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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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