judicatory

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

Definition of judicatory

plural judicatories
1 : judiciary 1a
2 : judicature 2

First Known Use of judicatory

circa 1583

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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judicatory

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

legal Definition of judicatory

plural judicatories
1 : a court of justice or legal tribunal
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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