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jurisdiction
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition the authority to make decisions or apply the law; or the territory subject to such authority
  • It may appear singular, and, indeed, not a little ludicrous, that an affair of this kind, which in later days would have been referred to no higher jurisdiction than that of the select men of the town, should then have been a question publicly discussed, and on which statesmen of eminence took sides.
    Chapter 7 -- The Governor's Hall (11% in)

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