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jurisdiction

 
Noun jurisdiction has 2 senses
  1. legal power, jurisdiction - (law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law; "courts having jurisdiction in this district"
    --1 is a kind of power, powerfulness
  2. jurisdiction - in law; the territory within which power can be exercised
    --2 is a kind of
    district, territory, territorial dominion, dominion
    --2 has particulars:
     abbacy; archbishopric; archdeaconry; bailiwick; caliphate; diocese, bishopric; justiciary; turf; parish; patriarchate; venue; viceroyalty
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