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jūris-dictĭo , ōnis (in tmesi:
I.jurisque dictio,Liv. 41, 9; and separately: juris dictio), f. 2. jus-dictio, administration of justice, jurisdiction.
I. Lit.: “jurisdictionem confeceram,Cic. Fam. 2, 13, 3: absolvere, Sulp. ap. Cic. Fam. 4, 12, 1.—
II. Transf.
A. Legal authority, jurisdiction, power: “ut sub vestrum jus, jurisdictionem, potestatem urbes subjungeretis,Cic. Agr. 2, 36: “libera,Suet. Calig. 16: “praetorum,Gai. Inst. 1, 6.—
B. In gen., authority, control: “quae ruant urbes, quae oriantur, jurisdictio mea est,it is mine to determine, Sen. Clem. 1, 1, 2; a place where justice was administered, an assize town (post-Aug.): “mediterraneae jurisdictiones,Plin. 5, 28, 29, § 105.
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