jurisdiction meaning

  • Jurisdiction (from the Latin ius, iuris meaning "law" and dicere meaning "to speak") is the practical authority granted to a formally constituted legal body or to a political leader to deal with and make pronouncements on legal matters and,
  • Jurisdiction draws its substance from public international law, conflict of laws, constitutional law and the powers of the executive and legislative branches of government to allocate resources to best serve the needs of its native society.

    Definition of jurisdiction in English Dictionary

  • NounPLjurisdictionsSUF-tion
    1. The power, right, or authority to interpret and apply the law.
      1. The power or right to exercise authority.
        1. The authority of a sovereign power to govern or legislate.
          1. The limits or territory within which authority may be exercised.
            1. The ability to shift profits to low-tax countries by locating intellectual property in them [ …] is often assumed to be the preserve of high-tech companies. [ …] current tax rules make it easy for all sorts of firms to generate [ …] “stateless income”: profit subject to tax in a jurisdiction that is neither the location of the factors of production that generate the income nor where the parent firm is domiciled.
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          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • The divorce court was overturned when it rendered a criminal conviction against a party, because it lacked the subject matter jurisdiction to hear a criminal case.
            • Other areas over which the US Government has complete jurisdiction and control or has exclusive authority or defense responsibility
            • This distinction is all the more important when we are in a jurisdiction where the free-handed mortgage of a stock in trade is unlawful.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
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          1. en jurisdictions
          2. en jurisdictional
          3. en jurisdictionally
          4. en jurisdictionless
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          Meaning of jurisdiction for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "jurisdiction" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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