[joo-rid-i-kuh l]


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
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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British Dictionary definitions for non-juridical




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
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Word Origin and History for non-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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