[ joo-dish-uhl ]
/ dʒuˈdɪʃ əl /
pertaining to judgment in courts of justice or to the administration of justice: judicial proceedings; the judicial system.
pertaining to courts of law or to judges; judiciary: judicial functions.
of or relating to a judge; proper to the character of a judge; judgelike: judicial gravity.
inclined to make or give judgments; critical; discriminating: a judicial mind.
decreed, sanctioned, or enforced by a court: a judicial decision.
giving or seeking judgment, as in a dispute or contest; determinative: a judicial duel over lands.
inflicted by God as a judgment or punishment.
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Origin of judicial
synonym study for judicial
4. See judicious.
OTHER WORDS FROM judicial
ju·di·cial·ly, adverbju·di·cial·ness, nounnon·ju·di·cial, adjectivenon·ju·di·cial·ly, adverb
sem·i·ju·di·cial, adjectivesem·i·ju·di·cial·ly, adverbsub·ju·di·cial, adjectivesub·ju·di·cial·ly, adverbsu·per·ju·di·cial, adjectivesu·per·ju·di·cial·ly, adverbun·ju·di·cial, adjectiveun·ju·di·cial·ly, adverb
Words nearby judicial
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British Dictionary definitions for subjudicial
/ (dʒuːˈdɪʃəl) /
of or relating to the administration of justice
of or relating to judgment in a court of law or to a judge exercising this function
inclined to pass judgment; discriminating
allowed or enforced by a court of lawa decree of judicial separation
having qualities appropriate to a judge
giving or seeking judgment, esp determining or seeking determination of a contested issue
Derived forms of judicialjudicially, adverb
Word Origin for judicial
C14: from Latin jūdiciālis belonging to the law courts, from jūdicium judgment, from jūdex a judge
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