from The Century Dictionary.
- Of, pertaining to, or having jurisdiction.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Having jurisdiction.
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Most political theorists agreed with Thomas Aquinas in saying that a civil lord who supposed that his jurisdictive authority arose from property ownership rather than from a constitution would be a tyrant (Summa Theologiae IaIIae, Q. 56, a. 5; Q. 58, a. 2).
By the beginning of the fourteenth century, dominium largely connoted property ownership, though this usually entailed jurisdictive authority.
Likewise, one can read him as having so separated secular political authority from the rule of love as to make political and ecclesiastical jurisdictive authority utterly distinct.
When twelfth-century canon lawyers resurrected Roman law as the foundation for the ascendant papal monarchy, it was common to distinguish between jurisdictive authority, secular power, and the use and possession of private property. [