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Legal Jurisdiction

Short Description

A Legal Jurisdiction is a jurisdiction tha tis governed/operated by a governmental body.

The Jurisdictions pattern provides an overview of how this concept fits in with related concepts.


We need the term legal jurisdiction because it is common practice for people and organizations to explicitly want to comply with applicable laws and regulations, where it is explicitly implied that these are the rules of a legal system that is governed by a governmental body. Introducing this term allows us to both generically reason about jurisdictions (which is helpful to design e.g. SSI infrastructure) and also communicate about jurisdictions that have a governmental (legal) status.