sub judice

sub ju·​di·​ce | \ ˌsu̇b-ˈyü-di-ˌkā How to pronounce sub judice (audio) , ˈsəb-ˈjü-də-(ˌ)sē How to pronounce sub judice (audio) \

Definition of sub judice

 (Entry 1 of 4)

: before a judge or court : not yet judicially decided

me judice

Latin phrase
me ju·​di·​ce | \ mā-ˈyü-di-ke How to pronounce me judice (audio) \

Definition of me judice (Entry 2 of 4)

: with me as judge : in my opinion
co·​ram ju·​di·​ce | \ ¦kō(ˌ)ram¦yüdə̇ˌkā, -ōrəm-, -¦jüdə̇ˌsē\

Definition of coram judice (Entry 3 of 4)

: before a judge having jurisdiction

coram non judice

adverb (or adjective) (2)
\ -¦nōn¦-, -nän-\

Definition of coram non judice (Entry 4 of 4)

: before a judge not competent or without jurisdiction

Examples of sub judice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb But media still face charges for sub judice contempt. Rod Mcguirk, The Seattle Times, "Australian reporters charged over Pell gag order violations," 26 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of sub judice


1613, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sub judice



Adverb (or adjective) (1)

Latin, literally, before a judge

Adverb (or adjective) (2)

Medieval Latin, literally, before one not a judge

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sub judice

sub ju·​di·​ce | \ ˌsəb-ˈjü-də-sē, ˌsu̇b-ˈyü-di-ˌkā How to pronounce sub judice (audio) \

Legal Definition of sub judice

: before the court : at bar in the case sub judice

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