[joo-di-key-cher, -kuh-choo r]
- the administration of justice, as by judges or courts.
- the office, function, or authority of a judge.
- the jurisdiction of a judge or court.
- a body of judges.
- the power of administering justice by legal trial and determination.
Origin of judicature
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Examples from the Web for judicature
Their brethren acquitting them, where was there any other judicature?John Knox and the Reformation
La justice, in French, is the established term for judicature.Utilitarianism
John Stuart Mill
With us the practice of the law and the judicature of our law courts are divided.North America, Volume II (of 2)
A judicature was asserted in Parliament to try this question.
Here then we have the machinery of the Imperial, or Federal, Judicature.A Leap in the Dark
- the administration of justice
- the office, function, or power of a judge
- the extent of authority of a court or judge
- a body of judges or persons exercising judicial authority; judiciary
- a court of justice or such courts collectively
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Word Origin and History for judicature
1520s, from Medieval Latin iudicatura, from iudicat-, past participle stem of Latin iudicare "to judge" (see judge (v.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper