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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 juridically

justly, lawfully, legitimately, constitutionally, authorized, rightfully, warranted, admittedly, conceded, juridically, permissibly, judicially

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Historical Examples of juridically

  • Fascism discovers sovereignty to be inherent in society when it is juridically organized as a state.

    Readings on Fascism and National Socialism


  • Further, who can maintain that juridically the last war abolished ipso facto all the cessions of territory previously effected?

  • We are told by Paturet that she was "juridically the equal of man, having the same rights and being treated in the same fashion."

  • She was juridically the equal of man, having the same rights, with the same freedom of action, and being honoured in the same way.

    The Truth About Woman

    C. Gasquoine Hartley

British Dictionary definitions for juridically



  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
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 juridically



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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