From Latin iūrisdictiō.
jurisdiction (countable and uncountable, plural jurisdictions)
- The power, right, or authority to interpret and apply the law.
- The power or right to exercise authority.
- The power or right to perform some action as part of applying the law.
- The authority of a sovereign power to govern or legislate.
- The limits or territory within which authority may be exercised.
- appellate jurisdiction
- diversity jurisdiction
- jurisdiction clause
- pendent jurisdiction
- personal jurisdiction
- supplemental jurisdiction
- universal jurisdiction
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