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ju•ris•dic•tion



Pronunciation: ( joor"is-dik'shun), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/jurisdiction.html on line 79 [key]
n.
1. the right, power, or authority to administer justice by hearing and determining controversies.
2. power; authority; control: He has jurisdiction over all American soldiers in the area.
3. the extent or range of judicial, law enforcement, or other authority: This case comes under the jurisdiction of the local police.
4. the territory over which authority is exercised: All islands to the northwest are his jurisdiction.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/jurisdiction.html on line 132 jurisdiction (Thesaurus)

 

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