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Definition of jurisdiction noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    jurisdiction

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˌdʒʊrəsˈdɪkʃn//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1 [uncountable, countable] jurisdiction (over somebody/something) jurisdiction (of somebody/something) (to do something) the authority that an official organization has to make legal decisions about someone or something The Court of Appeals exercised its jurisdiction to order a review of the case. These matters do not fall within our jurisdiction.
  2. 2 [countable] an area or a country in which a particular system of laws has authority Practice varies between different state jurisdictions.
jurisdictional
 
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NAmE//ˌdʒʊrəsˈdɪkʃənl//
 
adjective
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