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judicative

[ joo-di-key-tiv ]
/ ˈdʒu dɪˌkeɪ tɪv /
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adjective

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

OTHER WORDS FROM judicative

non·ju·di·ca·tive, adjectiveun·ju·di·ca·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for judicative

judicative
/ (ˈdʒuːdɪkətɪv) /

adjective

having the function of trying causes
competent to judge and pass sentence
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