Variant of jurisdiction
- the administering of justice; authority or legal power to hear and decide cases
- authority or power in general
- a sphere of authority
- the territorial range of authority
- a law court or system of law courts
Origin: Middle English jurisdiccioun, altered (infl. by L) from Old French juridiction from Classical Latin jurisdictio, administration of the law from jus (gen. juris,), law plush dictio: see jury and amp; diction
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