quasi-judicial
adjective Date: 1836 1. having a partly judicial character by possession of the right to hold hearings on and conduct investigations into disputed claims and alleged infractions of rules and regulations and to make decisions in the general manner of courts <
quasi-judicial bodies
>
2. essentially judicial in character but not within the judicial power or function especially as constitutionally defined <
quasi-judicial review
>
quasi-judicially adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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