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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The authority to apply the law. The right to use an official power to make legal decisions, or the area where this right exists.

Usage examples (40)
  • The English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising from these sites.
  • Courts having jurisdiction in this district
  • As with national sovereignty, I believe that defining the term jurisdiction would be beneficial.
  • The most urgent challenge facing my jurisdiction is the current unemployment rate. for more
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