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Jira → Issues → Create Issue → Priority field has these values:

  • Blocker
  • Critial
  • Major
  • Minor
  • Trivial

Can this list be changed?

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You can also select one of the values as a default value. – mdoar Oct 23 '12 at 16:05
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The instructions to do this can be found in the manual:

  1. Log in as a user with the JIRA Administrators global permission. Select Administration > Issues > Priorities to open the View
  2. Edit the existing priorities or you can add your own.
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