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[joo-rid-i-kuh l] /dʒʊˈrɪd ɪ kəl/
of or relating to the administration of justice.
of or relating to law or jurisprudence; legal.
Also, juridic.
Origin of juridical
1495-1505; < Latin jūridic(us) (jūri-, combining form of jūs law + dic-, base of dīcere to say, dictate) + -al1
Related forms
juridically, adverb
nonjuridic, adjective
nonjuridical, adjective
nonjuridically, adverb
semijuridic, adjective
semijuridical, adjective
semijuridically, adverb
unjuridic, adjective
unjuridical, adjective
unjuridically, adverb Unabridged
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of or relating to law, to the administration of justice, or to the office or function of a judge; legal
Derived Forms
juridically, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin jūridicus, from iūs law + dicere to say
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Word Origin and History for juridical

c.1500, from Latin iuridicalis "relating to right; pertaining to justice," from iuridicus, from ius "right, law" (genitive iuris; see jurist) + dicere "to say, to speak" (see diction). Related: Juridically.

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