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JURISDICTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does jurisdiction mean? 

JURISDICTION (noun)
  The noun JURISDICTION has 2 senses:

1. (law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law
2. in law; the territory within which power can be exercised

  Familiarity information: JURISDICTION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


JURISDICTION (noun)


Sense 1jurisdiction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

jurisdiction; legal power

Context example:

courts having jurisdiction in this district

Hypernyms ("jurisdiction" is a kind of...):

power; powerfulness (possession of controlling influence)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


Sense 2jurisdiction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In law; the territory within which power can be exercised

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("jurisdiction" is a kind of...):

district; dominion; territorial dominion; territory (a region marked off for administrative or other purposes)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "jurisdiction"):

abbacy (the jurisdiction or office of an abbot)

venue (in law: the jurisdiction where a trial will be held)

patriarchate (the jurisdiction of a patriarch)

parish (the local subdivision of a diocese committed to one pastor)

turf (range of jurisdiction or influence)

justiciary (the jurisdiction of a justiciar)

bishopric; diocese; episcopate (the territorial jurisdiction of a bishop)

caliphate (the territorial jurisdiction of a caliph)

bailiwick (the area over which a bailiff has jurisdiction)

archdeaconry (the territorial jurisdiction of an archdeacon)

archbishopric (the territorial jurisdiction of an archbishop)

viceroyalty (a district or province governed by a viceroy)


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