jurisdiction etymology

English word jurisdiction comes from Latin jure, Latin dictatum (Dictated lessons or exercises. Things dictated.), Latin -tione

Detailed word origin of jurisdiction

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
jure Latin (lat)
dictatum Latin (lat) Dictated lessons or exercises. Things dictated.
-tione Latin (lat)
iurisdictio Latin (lat) Jurisdiction.
jurisdiction English (eng) The authority of a sovereign power to govern or legislate.. The limits or territory within which authority may be exercised.. The power or right to exercise authority.. The power, right, or authority to interpret and apply the law.

Words with the same origin as jurisdiction

Descendants of dictatum
dictate dictator dictatorship