mid-15c., “person born in bondage,” from native (adj.), and in some usages from Medieval Latin nativus, noun use of nativus (adj.).
TRIBU’NAL, noun [Latin tribunal from tribunus, a tribune, who administered justice.]
c.1200, “reason for action, grounds for action; motive,” from Old French cause “cause, reason; lawsuit, case in law” (12c.), and directly from Latin causa “a cause; a reason; interest; judicial process, lawsuit,” of unknown origin.
JURISDIC’TION, noun [Latin jurisdictio; jus, juris, law, and dictio, from dico, to pronounce.]
The power or right of exercising authority.
The limit within which power may be exercised.
Cause of action:
Matter for which an action may be brought. The ground on which an action may be sustained. The right to bring a suit. Read more