noun, plural ju·di·ci·ar·ies.
Origin of judiciary
Examples from the Web for judiciary
Sixteen have cleared the Judiciary Committee, 13 with unanimous support from members of both parties.What If the United States Had No Attorney General?|Eleanor Clift|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An argument can be made that, because the judiciary has specific requirements, there is less competition for the posts.
These are political issues that need to be resolved via the political process, not via the judiciary.Obama Should Counter John Boehner’s Lawsuit—and Here’s How He Can Do It|Dean Obeidallah|July 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On the Senate side, Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy is sponsoring companion legislation.
This is the latest example, he said, of the way the judiciary has been used to expand the repression of public criticism.Egyptian Court Hands Down Stiff Sentences for Al-Jazeera Journalists|Jesse Rosenfeld|June 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was no separate executive power to enforce, and no judiciary to interpret the laws.
He was made chairman of the judiciary committee, the same place held by Judge Levi Woodbury in the convention of 1850.
Mercer and Dickinson believed that this power should not be exercised by the judiciary.The Spirit of American Government|J. Allen Smith
Yet the decision in that case had a saving clause, for it was not the unanimous voice of a Democratic judiciary.
The appeals to the people, therefore, would usually be made by the executive and judiciary departments.The Federalist Papers|Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
British Dictionary definitions for judiciary
noun plural -aries
Word Origin and History for judiciary
"relating to courts," early 15c., from Latin iudiciarius "of or belonging to a court of justice," from iudicium "judgment," from iudicem (see judge (v.)). The noun meaning "a body of judges, judges collectively" is from 1802 (judicature was used in this sense from 1590s).