judicatory

noun

ju·​di·​ca·​to·​ry ˈjü-di-kə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce judicatory (audio)
plural judicatories

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1583, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of judicatory was circa 1583

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“Judicatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/judicatory. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Legal Definition

judicatory

noun
ju·​di·​ca·​to·​ry ˈjü-di-kə-ˌtōr-ē How to pronounce judicatory (audio)
plural judicatories
1
: a court of justice or legal tribunal
2
: a governing body of a religious organization
judicatory adjective
Etymology

Medieval Latin judicatorium court of law, from judicare to judge

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