[ joo-di-key-cher, -kuh-choor ]
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  1. the administration of justice, as by judges or courts.

  2. the office, function, or authority of a judge.

  1. the jurisdiction of a judge or court.

  2. a body of judges.

  3. 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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British Dictionary definitions for judicature


/ (ˈdʒuːdɪkətʃə) /

  1. the administration of justice

  2. the office, function, or power of a judge

  1. the extent of authority of a court or judge

  2. a body of judges or persons exercising judicial authority; judiciary

  3. a court of justice or such courts collectively

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