Judiciary
Judiciary Ju*di"cia*ry (?; 277), a. [L. judiciarius, fr. judicium judgment: cf. F. judiciare. See {Judicial}.] Of or pertaining to courts of judicature, or legal tribunals; judicial; as, a judiciary proceeding. --Bp. Burnet. [1913 Webster]

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  • judiciary — ju·di·cia·ry /ju̇ di shē ˌer ē, di shə rē/ n pl ries 1 a: a system of courts of law b: the judges of these courts 2: a branch of government in which judicial power is vested compare executive …   Law dictionary

  • judiciary — ju‧di‧cia‧ry [dʒuːˈdɪʆri ǁ ʆieri, ʆri] noun [singular] LAW all the judges in a country: • It is important to preserve an independent judiciary. • the Federal judiciary * * * judiciary UK US /dʒuːˈdɪʃəri/ US  /dʒuːˈdɪʃieri/ noun [C, usually… …   Financial and business terms

  • Judiciary — Ju*di cia*ry, n. [Cf. LL. judiciaria, F. judiciaire.] That branch of government in which judicial power is vested; the system of courts of justice in a country; the judges, taken collectively; as, an independent judiciary; the senate committee on …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • judiciary — ► NOUN (pl. judiciaries) (usu. the judiciary) ▪ the judicial authorities of a country …   English terms dictionary

  • judiciary — (adj.) relating to courts, early 15c., from L. iudiciarius of or belonging to a court of justice, from iudicium judgment, from iudicem (see JUDGE (Cf. judge) (v.)). The noun meaning a body of judges, judges collectively is from 1802 (judicature… …   Etymology dictionary

  • judiciary — judicial, juridical, juristic …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • judiciary — [jo͞o dish′ē er΄ē; jo͞odish′ər ē, jo͞o dish′ē ə rē] adj. [L judiciarius < judicium, judgment, court of justice < judex: see JUDGE] of judges, law courts, or their functions n. pl. judiciaries 1. the part of government whose work is the… …   English World dictionary

  • Judiciary — Justitia, symbol of the judiciary.[1][2] The judiciary (also known as the judicial system or judicature) is the system of courts that interprets and applies the law in the name of t …   Wikipedia

  • judiciary — judiciarily, adv. /jooh dish ee er ee, dish euh ree/, n., pl. judiciaries, adj. n. 1. the judicial branch of government. 2. the system of courts of justice in a country. 3. judges collectively. adj. 4. pertaining to the judicial branch or system… …   Universalium

  • judiciary — noun Etymology: judiciary, adjective, from Latin judiciarius judicial, from judicium Date: 1787 1. a. a system of courts of law b. the judges of these courts 2. a branch of government in which judicial power is vested • judiciary adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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