superjurisdiction

jurisdiction

[joor-is-dik-shuhn]
noun
1.
the right, power, or authority to administer justice by hearing and determining controversies.
2.
power; authority; control: He has jurisdiction over all American soldiers in the area.
3.
the extent or range of judicial, law enforcement, or other authority: This case comes under the jurisdiction of the local police.
4.
the territory over which authority is exercised: All islands to the northwest are his jurisdiction.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English < Latin jūris dictiōn- stem of jūris dictiō (see jus, diction); replacing Middle English jurediccioun < Old French juredicion < Latin, as above

jurisdictional, adjective
jurisdictive, adjective
jurisdictionally, adverb
prejurisdiction, noun
superjurisdiction, noun
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jurisdiction (ˌdʒʊərɪsˈdɪkʃən)
 
n
1.  the right or power to administer justice and to apply laws
2.  the exercise or extent of such right or power
3.  power or authority in general
 
[C13: from Latin jūrisdictiō administration of justice; see jus, diction]
 
juris'dictional
 
adj
 
juris'dictionally
 
adv
 
juris'dictive
 
adj

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jurisdiction
c.1300 "administration of justice" (attested from 1267 in Anglo-L.), from L. jurisdictionem (nom. jurisdictio) "administration of justice, jurisdiction," from jus (gen. juris; see jurist) "right, law" + dictionem (nom. dictio) "a saying." Meaning "extent or range of administrative
power" is from c.1380.
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