jurisdiction

[ joo r-is-dik-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF jurisdiction
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This was a civil court with power, of jurisdiction over felonies.

Had a judgment, liable to the same objections, been rendered for property, none would question the jurisdiction of this Court.

Prue and Idalene and Bertha he would have sentenced to deportation if he had had the jurisdiction.

The person to whom my suspicions refer, is beyond your jurisdiction, Mr. Arnold.

And once he got that crowd back into his jurisdiction, there'd be no further problems.

Had it been possible, I would have had them safe at Rochelle, where even their Graces have no jurisdiction.

Harlan alone dissented and only on the question of jurisdiction.

Now the Corporation, with its jurisdiction and beacons, is purely modern.

"That agent is outside my jurisdiction," said the inspector with a slight smile.

The result of this teaching was the establishment of the power and jurisdiction of the Imm of Omn.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c. "administration of justice" (attested from mid-13c. in Anglo-Latin), from Old French juridiccion (13c.) and directly from Latin iurisdictionem (nominative iurisdictio) "administration of justice, jurisdiction," from ius (genitive iuris; see jurist) "right, law" + dictio "a saying" (see diction). Meaning "extent or range of administrative power" is from late 14c. Related: Jurisdictional.

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