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noun jurisdiction pronunciation in British English /ˌdʒʊərɪsˈdɪkʃ(ə)n/ 
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singularjurisdiction
pluraljurisdictions
  1. [uncountable] the right or power to make legal decisions
    have jurisdiction over someone/something:

    This court does not have jurisdiction over crimes committed in another state.

    have the/no jurisdiction to do something:

    The High Court has no jurisdiction to hear the appeal.

    within/outside someone's jurisdiction:

    a crime which is outside the jurisdiction of the British legal system

    1. a.
      [countable] a country or area in which a particular legal system operates

      The system is used in several European jurisdictions, for example, Germany and Holland.

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