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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section IV. Moral Affections
5. Institutions

965. Jurisdiction. [Executive.]

   NOUN:JURISDICTION, judicature, administration of justice; soc, soke [both A. S. & early Eng. law]; executive, commission of the peace; magistracy (authority) [See Authority]; judge [See Judge]; tribunal [See Tribunal].
  city government, municipal government, commission government, Oregon plan [U. S.]; municipality, corporation, bailiwick, shrievalty; police, police force; constabulary, Bumbledom.
  EXECUTIVE OFFICER, officer, commissioner, lord lieutenant [Brit.], collector [India]; city manager, mayor, alderman, councilor or councillor, selectman; bailiff, tipstaff, bumbailiff [Eng.], catchpole or catchpoll, beadle; sheriff, shrieve [obs.], bailie [Scot.], constable; policeman, police constable, police sergeant, patrolman [See Safety]; sbirro [It.], alguazil, gendarme [F.], kavass [Turk.], lictor, mace bearer, huissier [F.], tithingman; excise man, gauger or gager, customhouse officer, douanier [F.]; press gang or pressgang.
  coroner, ædile or edile; reeve, portreeve [early Eng. hist.], paritor [obs.], posse comitatus [L.].
  BUREAU, cutcherry [India], department, portfolio, secretariat.
   VERB:JUDGE, sit in judgment; have jurisdiction over.
   ADJECTIVE:EXECUTIVE, administrative, judicative, municipal; inquisitorial, causidical; judicatory, judiciary, judicial, juridical.
   ADVERB:coram judice [L.].
  1. A dog’s obeyed in office.—King Lear
  2. Ill can he rule the great that cannot rule the small.—Spenser