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judicatory

[ joo-di-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ˈdʒu dɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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adjective

of or relating to judgment or the administration of justice; judiciary: judicatory power.

noun, plural ju·di·ca·to·ries.

a court of law and justice; tribunal; judiciary.
the administration of justice.

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Origin of judicatory

1565–75; (noun) <Medieval Latin jūdicātōrium law court, equivalent to jūdicā(re) to judge + -tōrium-tory2; (adj.) <Late Latin jūdicātōrius, equivalent to jūdicā(re) + -tōrius-tory1

OTHER WORDS FROM judicatory

non·ju·di·ca·to·ry, adjective, noun, plural non·ju·di·ca·to·ries.
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How to use judicatory in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for judicatory

judicatory
/ (ˈdʒuːdɪkətərɪ) /

adjective

of or relating to the administration of justice

noun

a court of law
the administration of justice

Derived forms of judicatory

judicatorial, adjective
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