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[joo-rid-i-kuh l]
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  1. of or relating to the administration of justice.
  2. of or relating to law or jurisprudence; legal.
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Also ju·rid·ic.

Origin of juridical

1495–1505; < Latin jūridic(us) (jūri-, combining form of jūs law + dic-, base of dīcere to say, dictate) + -al1
Related formsju·rid·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·ju·rid·ic, adjectivenon·ju·rid·i·cal, adjectivenon·ju·rid·i·cal·ly, adverbsem·i·ju·rid·ic, adjectivesem·i·ju·rid·i·cal, adjectivesem·i·ju·rid·i·cal·ly, adverbun·ju·rid·ic, adjectiveun·ju·rid·i·cal, adjectiveun·ju·rid·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Related Words for juridical

justifiable, constitutional, legal, statutory, valid, authorized, permissible, proper, rightful, fair, legitimate, lawful, juridical, contractual, administrative, authoritative, discriminating, distinguished, equitable, forensic

Examples from the Web for juridical

Contemporary Examples of juridical

Historical Examples of juridical

  • He is a measurer of broad-cloth or a scribbler of juridical technicalities.

    Odd Volume


  • We are struck next by the universality of his juridical attainments.

  • And for a young man of his temperament the atmosphere was as poetic as juridical.

    Francis Beaumont: Dramatist

    Charles Mills Gayley

  • Its clearest differentiæ are juridical rather than economic.

    The Value of Money

    Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.

  • The peace, juridical or religious, of a world which acknowledged the sway of Rome.


    Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker

British Dictionary definitions for juridical



  1. of or relating to law, to the administration of justice, or to the office or function of a judge; legal
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Derived Formsjuridically, adverb

Word Origin for juridical

C16: from Latin jūridicus, from iūs law + dicere to say
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Word Origin and History for juridical


c.1500, from Latin iuridicalis "relating to right; pertaining to justice," from iuridicus, from ius "right, law" (genitive iuris; see jurist) + dicere "to say, to speak" (see diction). Related: Juridically.

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