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Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction

WordNet



noun


(1)   (law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law
"Courts having jurisdiction in this district"
(2)   In law; the territory within which power can be exercised
Wiktonary



Noun



  1. the power, right, or authority to interpret and apply the law
  2. the power or right to exercise authority
  3. the authority of a sovereign power to govern or legislate
  4. the limits or territory within which authority may be exercised