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|German to English translations [PRO]|
|German term or phrase: Jurisdiction|
|I know the common meaning, the scope of a court, but is there another, something like "case law", or perhaps "established law"?|
The question is partly in order to translate the German word "Rechtsprechung", which has the sense "case law", but I wonder whether "jurisdiction" is also correct, in a formal context.
|Precedents, in the form of judgments etc|
I agree that the parallel is seductive but (sadly)wrong.
For your sentence
"Die Rechtsprechung der Gerichte I. und II. Instanz ist in diesem komplexen Bereich schwieriger tatsächlicher und rechtlicher Fragestellungen (noch) einheitlich. Einige Beispiele sollen dies verdeutlichen..."
"Precedents, in the form of judgments/rulings issued by the such-and-such courts..."
Elsewhere you can use case-law (which seems to cover some of your needs). But of course, your text may also require jurisdiction and/or jurisprudence in other passages.
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|Thanks again to the many who have been helpful with this. The answer to my principal question is now clear: no, jurisdiction does not have the case law sense. To translate "Die Rechtsprechung ist ... (noch) nicht einheitlich", I will probably choose "the administration of justice ...", since then I can have "... is (still) not uniform", which doesn´t work so well with the otherwise useful "decisions", "precedents" and "rulings". |
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Merriam Webster's about "jurisdiction"
This is what Merriam Webster's Dictionary says about jurisdiction:
Main Entry: ju·ris·dic·tion
Etymology: Middle English jurisdiccioun, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French juridiction, from Latin jurisdiction-, jurisdictio, from juris + diction-, dictio act of saying -- more at DICTION
Date: 14th century
1 : the power, right, or authority to interpret and apply the law
2 a : the authority of a sovereign power to govern or legislate b : the power or right to exercise authority : CONTROL
3 : the limits or territory within which authority may be exercised
synonym see POWER
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jurisprudence not jurisdiction
I believe you are thinking of jurisprudence, not jurisdiction. Jurisprudence refers to case law.