judiciary

[ joo-dish-ee-er-ee, -dish-uh-ree ]
/ dʒuˈdɪʃ iˌɛr i, -ˈdɪʃ ə ri /

noun, plural ju·di·ci·ar·ies.

the judicial branch of government.
the system of courts of justice in a country.
judges collectively.

adjective

pertaining to the judicial branch or system or to judges.

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Origin of judiciary

1580–90; orig. adj. < Latin jūdiciārius of the law courts, equivalent to jūdici(um) judgment (see judge) + -ārius -ary

OTHER WORDS FROM judiciary

ju·di·ci·ar·i·ly, adverbsub·ju·di·ci·ar·y, adjective, noun, plural sub·ju·di·ci·ar·ies.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH judiciary

judicial judiciary judicious (see synonym study at judicious)
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British Dictionary definitions for judiciary

judiciary
/ (dʒuːˈdɪʃɪərɪ, -ˈdɪʃərɪ) /

adjective

of or relating to courts of law, judgment, or judges

noun plural -aries

the branch of the central authority in a state concerned with the administration of justiceCompare executive (def. 2), legislature
the system of courts in a country
the judges collectively; bench
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