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judicatory

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noun ju·di·ca·to·ry \ˈjü-di-kə-ˌtȯr-ē\

Definition of judicatory

plural

judicatories

  1. 1 :  judiciary 1a

  2. 2 :  judicature 2



Circa 1575

First Known Use of judicatory

circa 1575


Law Dictionary

judicatory

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noun ju·di·ca·to·ry \ˈjü-di-kə-ˌtōr-ē\

Legal Definition of judicatory

plural

judicatories

  1. 1 :  a court of justice or legal tribunal

  2. 2 :  a governing body of a religious organization

judicatory

adjective


Origin and Etymology of judicatory

Medieval Latin judicatorium court of law, from judicare to judge


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