- the right or power to administer justice and to apply laws
- the exercise or extent of such right or power
- power or authority in general
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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
ju•ris•dic•tion /ˌdʒʊrɪsˈdɪkʃən/USA pronunciation n. [uncountable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
ju•ris•dic•tion ( jŏŏr′is dik′shən),USA pronunciation n.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
jurisdiction /ˌdʒʊərɪsˈdɪkʃən/ n
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