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ju·ris·dic·tion

 (jo͝or′ĭs-dĭk′shən)
n.
1. Law The right of a court to hear a particular case, based on the scope of its authority over the type of case and the parties to the case.
2.
a. Authority or control: islands under US jurisdiction; a bureau with jurisdiction over Native American affairs.
b. The extent of authority or control: a family matter beyond the school's jurisdiction.
3. The territorial range of authority or control.

[Middle English jurisdiccioun, from Old French juridicion, from Latin iūrisdictiō, iūrisdictiōn- : iūris, genitive of iūs, law; see yewes- in Indo-European roots + dictiō, dictiōn-, declaration (from dictus, past participle of dīcere, to say; see deik- in Indo-European roots).]

ju′ris·dic′tion·al adj.
ju′ris·dic′tion·al·ly adv.

jurisdiction

(ˌdʒʊərɪsˈdɪkʃən)
n
1. (Law) the right or power to administer justice and to apply laws
2. (Law) the exercise or extent of such right or power
3. (Law) power or authority in general
[C13: from Latin jūrisdictiō administration of justice; see jus, diction]
ˌjurisˈdictional adj
ˌjurisˈdictionally adv
ˌjurisˈdictive adj

ju•ris•dic•tion

(ˌdʒʊər ɪsˈdɪk ʃən)

n.
1. the right, power, or authority to administer justice by hearing and determining controversies.
2. power; authority; control: to have military jurisdiction over the occupied territories.
3. the extent or range of judicial, law-enforcement, or other authority: a case under the jurisdiction of the local police.
4. the territory over which authority is exercised.
[1250–1300; Middle English jurediccioun < Old French juredicion < Latin jūris dictiō (see jus, diction)]
ju`ris•dic′tion•al, adj.
ju`ris•dic′tive, adj.
ju`ris•dic′tion•al•ly, adv.

jurisdiction

The right to apply the law, or the area in which someone has this right.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jurisdiction - (law) the right and power to interpret and apply the lawjurisdiction - (law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law; "courts having jurisdiction in this district"
power, powerfulness - possession of controlling influence; "the deterrent power of nuclear weapons"; "the power of his love saved her"; "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
2.jurisdiction - in law; the territory within which power can be exercised
abbacy - the jurisdiction or office of an abbot
archbishopric - the territorial jurisdiction of an archbishop
archdeaconry - the territorial jurisdiction of an archdeacon
bailiwick - the area over which a bailiff has jurisdiction
caliphate - the territorial jurisdiction of a caliph
bishopric, diocese, episcopate - the territorial jurisdiction of a bishop
district, territorial dominion, territory, dominion - a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
justiciary - the jurisdiction of a justiciar
turf - range of jurisdiction or influence; "a bureaucracy...chiefly concerned with turf...and protecting the retirement system"
parish - the local subdivision of a diocese committed to one pastor
patriarchate - the jurisdiction of a patriarch
venue - in law: the jurisdiction where a trial will be held
viceroyalty - a district or province governed by a viceroy

jurisdiction

noun
1. authority, say, power, control, rule, influence, command, sway, dominion, prerogative, mana (N.Z.) The British police have no jurisdiction over foreign bank accounts.
2. range, area, field, district, bounds, zone, province, circuit, scope, orbit, sphere, compass, dominion matters which lie within his own jurisdiction

jurisdiction

noun
The right and power to command, decide, rule, or judge:
Informal: say-so.
Translations
سُلْطَه قَضائِيَّه
jurisdikce
jurisdiktionmyndighedsområde
vald; valdasviî
juridinė galiajurisdikcija
jurisdikcija, tiesība tiesāt
jurisdikcia
yargı hakkıyasal yetki

jurisdiction

[ˌdʒʊərɪsˈdɪkʃən] Njurisdicción f
it falls or comes within our jurisdictionentra dentro de nuestra jurisdicción, es de nuestra competencia
it falls or comes outside our jurisdictionse sale de nuestra jurisdicción, no es de nuestra competencia

jurisdiction

[ˌdʒʊərɪsˈdɪkʃən] n [court] → juridiction f
to have jurisdiction over sth (= authority) → être compétent(e) en matière de qch

jurisdiction

nGerichtsbarkeit f; (= range of authority)Zuständigkeit (→ sbereich m) f; matters that fall outside the jurisdiction of this courtFälle, für die dieses Gericht nicht zuständig ist; this court has no jurisdiction over himer untersteht diesem Gericht nicht; that’s not within my jurisdictiondafür bin ich nicht zuständig

jurisdiction

[ˌdʒʊərɪsˈdɪkʃn] n (frm) → giurisdizione f
it falls or comes within/outside our jurisdiction → è/non è di nostra competenza

jurisdiction

(dʒuərisˈdikʃən) noun
legal power; authority.
References in classic literature ?
Neglecting here the originalities, of secondary importance in old Paris, and the capricious regulations regarding the public highways, we will say, from a general point of view, taking only masses and the whole group, in this chaos of communal jurisdictions, that the island belonged to the bishop, the right bank to the provost of the merchants, the left bank to the Rector; over all ruled the provost of Paris, a royal not a municipal official.
I had the feeling that the world was left behind, that we had got over the edge of it, and were outside man's jurisdiction.
It may appear singular, and, indeed, not a little ludicrous, that an affair of this kind, which in later days would have been referred to no higher jurisdiction than that of the select men of the town, should then have been a question publicly discussed, and on which statesmen of eminence took sides.
Now the Cinque Ports are partially or somehow under the jurisdiction of a sort of policeman or beadle, called a Lord Warden.
If the offense is one over which the city has no jurisdiction, the authorities report the case officially to the University, and give themselves no further concern about it.
The Conqueror bestowed it on William de Warren, with all its privileges and jurisdiction, which are said to have extended over twenty-eight towns.
The States within the limits of whose colonial governments they were comprised have claimed them as their property, the others have contended that the rights of the crown in this article devolved upon the Union; especially as to all that part of the Western territory which, either by actual possession, or through the submission of the Indian proprietors, was subjected to the jurisdiction of the king of Great Britain, till it was relinquished in the treaty of peace.
The wisdom of the convention, in committing such questions to the jurisdiction and judgment of courts appointed by and responsible only to one national government, cannot be too much commended.
Its jurisdiction is limited to certain enumerated objects, which concern all the members of the republic, but which are not to be attained by the separate provisions of any.
In all cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended legislation:
I recognize no jurisdiction over myself, and I know that I am now beyond the power of laws and judges.