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sub judice

[suhb joo-di-see; Latin soo b yoo-di-ke]
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  1. before a judge or court; awaiting judicial determination.

Origin of sub judice

First recorded in 1605–15, sub judice is from the Latin word sub jūdice
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British Dictionary definitions for sub judice

sub judice

  1. (usually postpositive) before a court of law or a judge; under judicial consideration

Word Origin

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for sub judice

Latin, literally "under a judge."

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