Jurisdiction

noun

definition

1. Control and authority, especially to interpret and exercise the law.

2. The specific area of someone's or something's control or authority.

Original Sentences

  1. The jurisdiction of the court always remains.
  2. The jurisdiction of police officer is many times disrespected and it has become an issue lately.

Synonyms

  • authority
  • control
  • power

Antonyms

  • Submission
  • Obedience
  • Subjection
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Legally Blonde Court Scene

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In this scene from Legally Blonde, the judge has jurisdiction because she has power and is in authority.