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jurisdiction
used in Moby Dick

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the authority to make decisions or apply the law; or the territory subject to such authority
  • Now the Cinque Ports are partially or somehow under the jurisdiction of a sort of policeman or beadle, called a Lord Warden.
    Chapters 88-90 -- Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (78% in)

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