judicatory

[joo-di-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
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noun, plural ju·di·ca·to·ries.
  1. a court of law and justice; tribunal; judiciary.
  2. the administration of justice.

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
Related formsnon·ju·di·ca·to·ry, adjective, noun, plural non·ju·di·ca·to·ries.
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judicatory

adjective
  1. of or relating to the administration of justice
noun
  1. a court of law
  2. the administration of justice
Derived Formsjudicatorial, adjective
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Word Origin and History for judicatory
n.

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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