- of or relating to judgment or the administration of justice; judiciary: judicatory power.
- a court of law and justice; tribunal; judiciary.
- the administration of justice.
Origin of judicatory
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Examples from the Web for judicatory
The senators, by the law judiciaria, acquired again the exclusive privilege of the judicatory functions.History of Julius Caesar Vol. 1 of 2
Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
Most of these fevers went off by a crisis in sweating, which was so large I had good reason to believe it judicatory.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)
- of or relating to the administration of justice
- a court of law
- the administration of justice
Word Origin and History for judicatory
1570s, from French judicatoire, from Late Latin iudicatorius "judicial, pertaining to judgment," from iudicat-, past participle stem of Latin iudicare "to judge" (see judge (v.)).
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