[ joo-rid-i-kuh l ]
/ dʒʊˈrɪd ɪ kəl /


of or relating to the administration of justice.
of or relating to law or jurisprudence; legal.

Nearby words

  1. juratory,
  2. jurd,
  3. jure divino,
  4. jure humano,
  5. jurel,
  6. juridical days,
  7. juried,
  8. jurisconsult,
  9. jurisdiction,
  10. jurisp.

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 forms
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for juridical

British Dictionary definitions for juridical



/ (dʒʊˈrɪdɪkəl) /


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

Word Origin for juridical

C16: from Latin jūridicus, from iūs law + dicere to say

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper