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judicial

[joo-dish-uh l]
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adjective
  1. pertaining to judgment in courts of justice or to the administration of justice: judicial proceedings; the judicial system.
  2. pertaining to courts of law or to judges; judiciary: judicial functions.
  3. of or relating to a judge; proper to the character of a judge; judgelike: judicial gravity.
  4. inclined to make or give judgments; critical; discriminating: a judicial mind.
  5. decreed, sanctioned, or enforced by a court: a judicial decision.
  6. giving or seeking judgment, as in a dispute or contest; determinative: a judicial duel over lands.
  7. inflicted by God as a judgment or punishment.
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Origin of judicial

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin jūdiciālis of the law courts, equivalent to jūdici(um) judgment (see judge, -ium) + -ālis -al1
Related formsju·di·cial·ly, adverbju·di·cial·ness, nounnon·ju·di·cial, adjectivenon·ju·di·cial·ly, adverbsem·i·ju·di·cial, adjectivesem·i·ju·di·cial·ly, adverbsub·ju·di·cial, adjectivesub·ju·di·cial·ly, adverbsu·per·ju·di·cial, adjectivesu·per·ju·di·cial·ly, adverbun·ju·di·cial, adjectiveun·ju·di·cial·ly, adverb
Can be confusedjudicial judiciary judicious (see synonym study at judicious)

Synonyms

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1, 2. juridical. 2. forensic.

Synonym study

4. See judicious.
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British Dictionary definitions for subjudicial

judicial

adjective
  1. of or relating to the administration of justice
  2. of or relating to judgment in a court of law or to a judge exercising this function
  3. inclined to pass judgment; discriminating
  4. allowed or enforced by a court of lawa decree of judicial separation
  5. having qualities appropriate to a judge
  6. giving or seeking judgment, esp determining or seeking determination of a contested issue
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Derived Formsjudicially, adverb

Word Origin

C14: from Latin jūdiciālis belonging to the law courts, from jūdicium judgment, from jūdex a judge
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Word Origin and History for subjudicial

judicial

adj.

late 14c., from Latin iudicalis "of or belonging to a court of justice," from iudicium "judgment, decision," from iudicem (see judge (v.)). Related: Judicially.

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