Definition of Judicature

1. Noun. An assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business.

2. Noun. The system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government.
Exact synonyms: Judicatory, Judicial System, Judiciary
Group relationships: Authorities, Government, Regime
Specialized synonyms: Federal Judiciary
Generic synonyms: Scheme, System

3. Noun. The act of meting out justice according to the law.
Exact synonyms: Administration
Generic synonyms: Justice

4. Noun. The position of judge.
Exact synonyms: Judgeship
Generic synonyms: Berth, Billet, Office, Place, Position, Post, Situation, Spot
Derivative terms: Judge, Judge

Definition of Judicature

1. n. The state or profession of those employed in the administration of justice; also, the dispensing or administration of justice.

Definition of Judicature

1. Noun. The administration of justice by judges and courts. ¹

2. Noun. The position or status of a judge. ¹

3. Noun. The jurisdiction of a court. ¹

4. Noun. A court, or other assembly that conducts judicial business. ¹

5. Noun. A system of such courts. ¹

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Definition of Judicature

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Judicature

judgment proof
judicature (current term)
judicial activism
judicial admission
judicial branch
judicial day
judicial decision
judicial doctrine
judicial notice
judicial principle
judicial proceeding
judicial review
judicial sale
judicial separation

Literary usage of Judicature

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1. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1898)
"l As the result of that report was enacted the Supreme Court of judicature Act,* 1873, which provided that "the High Court of Chancery of England, ..."

2. A History of English Law by William Searle Holdsworth, John Burke (1903)
"It did not allow an appeal from a refusal to grant a new trial.2 The judicature Acts have simplified the law. Proceedings in error, whether on bills of ..."

3. The King's Peace: A Historical Sketch of the English Law Courts by Frederick Andrew Inderwick (1895)
"2 The first judicature Act was passed in 1873 to come into operation in 1874. ... In that year the second judicature Act was passed, and in Michaelmas term ..."

4. The Law and Custom of the Constitution by William Reynell Anson (1907)
"We may now consider the effect of the judicature Acts of 1873, 1875, upon the jurisdictions with which we have dealt. SECTION II THE SUPREME COURT OF ..."

5. The Parliamentary Debatesby Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain Parliament by Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain Parliament (1825)
"WELCH judicature.] Lord Catador rose to move certain resolutions relative to the administration of Justice in Wales. It had been, he said, ..."

6. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN, Sidney Lee (1890)
"The constitutional question of the judicature thus raised still remained. Wentworth boldly as that in questions of judicature, as in matters of legislature, ..."

7. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"... which declares: "No judge or justice of any court, no ordinary, justice of the peace, nor presiding officer of any inferior judicature or commission, ..."

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