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jurisdiction (s) (noun)
, jurisdictions (pl)
1. An area or the extent or range in which legal authority or power is exercised: The courts have jurisdiction
not only over their own legal citizens, but also over foreigners who are living in their country as well.
Jurisdiction is an exercise of judicial authority, or of the functions of a judge or legal tribunal, having the power of declaring and administering law or justice and who have legal authority or power.
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2. Etymology: from Old French jurediction; from Latin jurisdictio(n); from jus, jur, "law" + dictio "saying"; from dicere, "to say".
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Quasi in rem jurisdiction. (Latin legal statement)
Translation: "A type of jurisdiction of a court based on a person's interest in property within the jurisdiction of the court."
Quasi in rem jurisdiction refers to proceedings that are brought against the defendant personally; yet it is the defendant's interest in the property that serves as the basis of the jurisdiction.
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The extent or range in which legal authority or power is exercised. (1)
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An authority who rehears cases from lower courts and who alters, upholds, or overturns lower court decisions.