judicature

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noun ju·di·ca·ture \ˈjü-di-kə-ˌchu̇r, -chər, -ˌtyu̇r, -ˌtu̇r\

Definition of judicature

  1. 1 :  the action of judging :  the administration of justice

  2. 2 :  a court of justice

  3. 3 :  judiciary 1

Origin and Etymology of judicature

Middle French, from Medieval Latin judicatura, from Latin judicatus, past participle of judicare


First Known Use: circa 1530


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