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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [joo r-is-dik-shuh n]
    • /ˌdʒʊər ɪsˈdɪk ʃən/
    • /ˌdʒʊ.rəˈs.dɪk.ʃə.nəl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [joo r-is-dik-shuh n]
    • /ˌdʒʊər ɪsˈdɪk ʃən/

Definitions of jurisdictional word

  • noun jurisdictional the right, power, or authority to administer justice by hearing and determining controversies. 1
  • noun jurisdictional power; authority; control: He has jurisdiction over all American soldiers in the area. 1
  • noun jurisdictional the extent or range of judicial, law enforcement, or other authority: This case comes under the jurisdiction of the local police. 1
  • noun jurisdictional the territory over which authority is exercised: All islands to the northwest are his jurisdiction. 1
  • noun jurisdictional Of or pertaining to jurisdiction. 1
  • adjective jurisdictional relating to legal powers 1

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Origin of jurisdictional

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English < Latin jūris dictiōn- stem of jūris dictiō (see jus, diction); replacing Middle English jurediccioun < Old French juredicion < Latin, as above

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Parts of speech for Jurisdictional


jurisdictional popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 53% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

jurisdictional usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for jurisdictional

adjective jurisdictional

  • bureaucratic — Bureaucratic means involving complicated rules and procedures which can cause long delays.
  • departmental — Departmental is used to describe the activities, responsibilities, or possessions of a department in a government, company, or other organization.
  • governmental — the political direction and control exercised over the actions of the members, citizens, or inhabitants of communities, societies, and states; direction of the affairs of a state, community, etc.; political administration: Government is necessary to the existence of civilized society.
  • legislative — having the function of making laws: a legislative body.
  • managerial — pertaining to management or a manager: managerial functions; the managerial class of society.

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