HyperDic: jurisdiction

English > 2 senses of the word jurisdiction:
NOUNattributejurisdiction, legal power(law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law
locationjurisdictionin law
jurisdiction > pronunciation
Soundsjhuh.rahsdih'kshahn; jhuh.rihsdih'kshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > jurisdiction: 2 senses > noun 1, attribute
Meaning(law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law.
Example"courts having jurisdiction in this district"
Synonymlegal power
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderpower, powerfulnesspossession of controlling influence
English > jurisdiction: 2 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningIn law; the territory within which power can be exercised.
NarrowerabbacyThe jurisdiction or office of an abbot
archbishopricThe territorial jurisdiction of an archbishop
archdeaconryThe territorial jurisdiction of an archdeacon
bailiwickThe area over which a bailiff has jurisdiction
caliphateThe territorial jurisdiction of a caliph
diocese, bishopric, episcopateThe territorial jurisdiction of a bishop
justiciaryThe jurisdiction of a justiciar
parishThe local subdivision of a diocese committed to one pastor
patriarchateThe jurisdiction of a patriarch
turfRange of jurisdiction or influence
venueIn law
viceroyaltyA district or province governed by a viceroy
Broaderdistrict, territory, territorial dominion, dominionA region marked off for administrative or other purposes
Adjectivesjurisdictionalrestricted to the geographic area under a particular jurisdiction

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