In public and private international law, the word "jurisdiction" - in etymological origin, speaking the law - is used to refer to the competence of a state - the authority of a state as recognized by international decision-makers and by other states - to make law for, and to apply law to, particular events or particular controversies.
McDougal, Myres S.
Naval War College Review: Vol. 10
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