jurisdiction

Part of speech: noun

The right or limit of exercising authority.

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Usage examples "jurisdiction":

  1. No. But I deny your jurisdiction in the matter, or that of any English court, since I have committed no piracy in English waters. - "The Sea-Hawk", Raphael Sabatini.
  2. In practice, however, all Magistrates have been given jurisdiction to sit in the Children's Court. - "Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents The Mazengarb Report (1954)", Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al..
  3. The knights were exempt from the jurisdiction of all courts, save that of their own chapter. - "History of Holland", George Edmundson.