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Meaning of JUDICIARY

Pronunciation:  joo'dishee`eree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  persons who administer justice
  2. [n]  the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government

JUDICIARY is a 9 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: bench, judicatory, judicature, judicial system
 See Also: administration, authorities, brass, establishment, governance, governing body, government, organisation, organization, regime, system



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Ju*di"cia*ry\, n. [Cf. LL. judiciaria, F.
    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 judiciary.
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: The branch of government invested with judicial power to interpret and apply the law; the court system; the body of judges; then bench.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: Areopagus, board, council, critical, curia, curial, forum, inquisition, judgment, judgmental, judicative, judicatorial, judicatory, judicature, judicial, judicial process, judicious, juridic, jurisdictional, jurisdictive, juristic, justice, magisterial, the courts, the Inquisition, tribunal