Judicial Ju*di"cial, a. [L. judicialis, fr. judicium judgment, fr. judex judge: cf. OF. judicial. See {Judge}.] [1913 Webster] 1. 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. ``Judicial massacres.'' --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

Not a moral but a judicial law, and so was abrogated. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Fitted or apt for judging or deciding; as, a judicial mind; judicial temperament. [1913 Webster]

3. Belonging to the judiciary, as distinguished from {legislative}, {administrative}, or {executive}. See {Executive}. [1913 Webster]

4. Judicious. [Obs.] --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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