- the judicial branch of government.
- the system of courts of justice in a country.
- judges collectively.
- pertaining to the judicial branch or system or to judges.
Origin of judiciary
- of or relating to courts of law, judgment, or judges
"relating to courts," early 15c., from Latin iudiciarius "of or belonging to a court of justice," from iudicium "judgment," from iudicem (see judge (v.)). The noun meaning "a body of judges, judges collectively" is from 1802 (judicature was used in this sense from 1590s).