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[joo-di-key-tiv] /ˈdʒu dɪˌkeɪ tɪv/

having ability to judge; judging:
the judicative faculty.
having the function of trying causes
competent to judge and pass sentence

1640s, from Latin iudicat-, past participle stem of iudicare “to judge,” which is related to iudicem (see judge (v.)) + -ive.


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