[joo-di-key-cher, -kuh-choo r] /ˈdʒu dɪˌkeɪ tʃər, -kəˌtʃʊər/
the administration of justice, as by judges or courts.
the office, function, or authority of a judge.
the jurisdiction of a judge or court.
a body of judges.
the power of administering justice by legal trial and determination.
the administration of justice
the office, function, or power of a judge
the extent of authority of a court or judge
a body of judges or persons exercising judicial authority; judiciary
a court of justice or such courts collectively
1520s, from Medieval Latin iudicatura, from iudicat-, past participle stem of Latin iudicare “to judge” (see judge (v.)).
[joo-dish-ee-uh-buh l] /dʒuˈdɪʃ i ə bəl/ adjective, Archaic. 1. .
noun 1. the branch of government charged with the interpretation of laws and the administration of justice; the . The court systems of local, state, and federal governments, responsible for interpreting the laws passed by the legislative branch and enforced by the executive branch. These courts try criminal cases (in which a law may have […]
[joo-dish-uh l] /dʒuˈdɪʃ əl/ adjective 1. pertaining to judgment in courts of justice or to the administration of justice: judicial proceedings; the judicial system. 2. pertaining to courts of law or to ; judiciary: judicial functions. 3. of or relating to a ; proper to the character of a ; judgelike: judicial gravity. 4. inclined […]
noun, Law. 1. a conference of judges held to discuss improvements in methods or judicial procedure through court rules or otherwise.