adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin judicialis, from judicium judgment, from judex Date: 14th century 1. a. of or relating to a judgment, the function of judging, the administration of justice, or the judiciary <
judicial processes
b. belonging to the branch of government that is charged with trying all cases that involve the government and with the administration of justice within its jurisdiction — compare executive, legislative 2. ordered or enforced by a court <
a judicial sale
3. of, characterized by, or expressing judgment ; critical 1b 4. arising from a judgment of God 5. belonging or appropriate to a judge or the judiciary • judicially adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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