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judicial

[ joo-dish-uhl ]
/ dʒuˈdɪʃ əl /
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adjective
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Origin of judicial

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin jūdiciālis of the law courts, equivalent to jūdici(um) judgment (see judge, -ium) + -ālis-al1

synonym study for judicial

4. See judicious.

OTHER WORDS FROM judicial

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH judicial

judicial , judiciary, judicious (see synonym study at judicious)
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How to use judicial in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for judicial

judicial
/ (dʒuːˈdɪʃəl) /

adjective
of or relating to the administration of justice
of or relating to judgment in a court of law or to a judge exercising this function
inclined to pass judgment; discriminating
allowed or enforced by a court of lawa decree of judicial separation
having qualities appropriate to a judge
giving or seeking judgment, esp determining or seeking determination of a contested issue

Derived forms of judicial

judicially, adverb

Word Origin for judicial

C14: from Latin jūdiciālis belonging to the law courts, from jūdicium judgment, from jūdex a judge
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