judicature

[joo-di-key-cher, -kuh-choo r]

noun

the administration of justice, as by judges or courts.
the office, function, or authority of a judge.
the jurisdiction of a judge or court.
a body of judges.
the power of administering justice by legal trial and determination.

Origin of judicature

1520–30; < Medieval Latin jūdicātūra, equivalent to Latin jūdic- (see judge) + -āt(us) -ate1 + -ūra -ure
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judicature

noun

the administration of justice
the office, function, or power of a judge
the extent of authority of a court or judge
a body of judges or persons exercising judicial authority; judiciary
a court of justice or such courts collectively
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Word Origin and History for judicature
n.

1520s, from Medieval Latin iudicatura, from iudicat-, past participle stem of Latin iudicare "to judge" (see judge (v.)).

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