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judicative

[joo-di-key-tiv]
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adjective
  1. having ability to judge; judging: the judicative faculty.
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Origin of judicative

1635–45; < Medieval Latin jūdicātīvus, equivalent to Latin jūdic- (see judge) + -ātīvus -ative
Related formsnon·ju·di·ca·tive, adjectiveun·ju·di·ca·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for judicative

judicative

adjective
  1. having the function of trying causes
  2. competent to judge and pass sentence
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Word Origin and History for judicative

adj.

1640s, from Latin iudicat-, past participle stem of iudicare "to judge," which is related to iudicem (see judge (v.)) + -ive.

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