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Meaning of JUDICIAL

Pronunciation:  joo'dishul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  expressing careful judgment; "discriminative censure"; "a biography ...appreciative and yet judicial in purpose"-Tyler Dennett
  2. [adj]  decreed by or proceeding from a court of justice; "a judicial decision"
  3. [adj]  relating to the administration of justice or the function of a judge; "judicial system"
  4. [adj]  belonging or appropriate to the office of a judge; "judicial robes"
 

JUDICIAL is a 8 letter word that starts with J.

 

 Synonyms: critical, discriminative, juridic, juridical, legal
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ju*di"cial\, a. [L. judicialis, fr. judicium judgment,
fr. judex judge: cf. OF. judicial. See {Judge}.]
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.

         Not a moral but a judicial law, and so was
         abrogated.                            --Milton.

2. Fitted or apt for judging or deciding; as, a judicial
   mind.

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

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

 
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