Definition of Judicial

1. Adjective. Decreed by or proceeding from a court of justice. "A judicial decision"

Similar to: Legal
Derivative terms: Judge

2. Adjective. Belonging or appropriate to the office of a judge. "Judicial robes"
Partainyms: Judge
Derivative terms: Judge

3. Adjective. Relating to the administration of justice or the function of a judge. "Judicial system"
Exact synonyms: Juridic, Juridical
Derivative terms: Judge
Partainyms: Justice, Justice, Justice

4. Adjective. Expressing careful judgment. "A biography ...appreciative and yet judicial in purpose"
Exact synonyms: Discriminative
Similar to: Critical
Derivative terms: Judge

Definition of Judicial

1. a. Pertaining or appropriate to courts of justice, or to a judge; practiced or conformed to in the administration of justice; sanctioned or ordered by a court; as, judicial power; judicial proceedings; a judicial sale.

Definition of Judicial

1. Adjective. Of or relating to a court of law, or to the administration of justice. ¹

2. Noun. That branch of government which is responsible for maintaining the courts of law and for the administration of justice. ¹

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Definition of Judicial

1. pertaining to courts of law [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Judicial

judicial (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
judicial system
judicial writ

Literary usage of Judicial

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1900)
"CHAPTER VI judicial POWER IN THE UNITED STATES AND ITS INFLUENCE ON POLITICAL SOCIETY The Anglo-Americans have retained the characteristics of judicial ..."

2. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1862)
"In what the judicial system of the Anglo-Americans differs from that of all ... I HAVE thought it essential to devote a separate chapter to the judicial ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1902)
"The ground had been in some measure prepared for them, at all events in Flanders, though it was precisely here that the judicial innovations of this period ..."

4. Journal by Indiana General Assembly. Senate, Indiana, General Assembly (1895)
"85 Providing for appointment of Judge of Forty-sixth judicial District 85 Providing for appointment of Prosecuting Attorney of Twenty-filth judicial ..."

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