ju·​di·​ca·​ture ˈjü-di-kə-ˌchu̇r How to pronounce judicature (audio)
: the action of judging : the administration of justice
: a court of justice

Examples of judicature in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In South Korea, these were the press, judicature, and religious organizations. Lutz Finger, Forbes, 6 May 2021

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Word History


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

First Known Use

circa 1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of judicature was circa 1530

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“Judicature.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/judicature. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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