jurisdiction

16:12 May 20, 2014
English to Romanian translations [Non-PRO]
Social Sciences - Law (general) / family court procedure
English term or phrase: jurisdiction
Jurisdiction generally describes any authority over a certain area or certain persons. In the law, jurisdiction sometimes refers to a particular geographic area containing a defined legal authority. For example, the federal government is a jurisdiction unto itself. Its power spans the entire United States. Each state is also a jurisdiction unto itself, with the power to pass its own laws. Smaller geographic areas, such as counties and cities, are separate jurisdictions to the extent that they have powers that are independent of the federal and state governments.
John Farebrother
United Kingdom



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