[ joo-rid-i-kuh l ]
/ dʒʊˈrɪd ɪ kəl /


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

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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 Forms

juridically, adverb

Word Origin for juridical

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