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Definitions and Synonyms of jurisdiction | Another word for jurisdiction | What is jurisdiction?

Definition 1: (law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where jurisdiction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • courts having jurisdiction in this district

Synonyms for jurisdiction in the sense of this definition

(jurisdiction is a kind of ...) 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"

(jurisdiction belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 2: in law; the territory within which power can be exercised - [noun denoting location]

(jurisdiction is a kind of ...) a region marked off for administrative or other purposes

(... is a kind of jurisdiction ) in law: the jurisdiction where a trial will be held

(... is a kind of jurisdiction ) the jurisdiction of a patriarch

(... is a kind of jurisdiction ) the local subdivision of a diocese committed to one pastor

(... is a kind of jurisdiction ) range of jurisdiction or influence

"a bureaucracy...chiefly concerned with turf...and protecting the retirement system"

(... is a kind of jurisdiction ) the jurisdiction of a justiciar

(... is a kind of jurisdiction ) the jurisdiction or office of an abbot

(... is a kind of jurisdiction ) the territorial jurisdiction of a bishop

(... is a kind of jurisdiction ) the territorial jurisdiction of a caliph

(... is a kind of jurisdiction ) the area over which a bailiff has jurisdiction

(... is a kind of jurisdiction ) the territorial jurisdiction of an archdeacon

(... is a kind of jurisdiction ) the territorial jurisdiction of an archbishop

(... is a kind of jurisdiction ) a district or province governed by a viceroy

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