Jurisdiction must - I mean MUST - be understood in terms of the meanings and conditions that the term represents.
Alot of people that used to be part of western civilization and many of the people who came to America were indentured servants.
They were servants. They were under the control and authority of the Lords or whatever who had lent them money or leased them land.
It was common practice for a person to come under total, absolute authority of the king by kissing his ring, or writing his X on a contract, witnessed by another.
JurisDiction means JuratDicti. Jurat is an oath. Dicti means to speak it.
Jurisdiction means an oath spoken.
A free man gives no other man a power over himself by default. He must swear an oath or use some advantage for another to have control over him.
(that’s why contract specifications under the common law must be willingly, voluntarily, and completely knowingly entered into)
I learned something from that, thanks.