Definition of judicial
1a : of or relating to a judgment, the function of judging, the administration of justice, or the judiciary judicial processes judicial powersb : belonging to the branch of government that is charged with trying all cases that involve the government and with the administration of justice within its jurisdiction — compare executive, legislative
2 : ordered or enforced by a court a judicial sale
3 : belonging or appropriate to a judge or the judiciary judicial robes judicial dignity
5 : arising from a judgment of God
judiciallyplay \jü-ˈdi-sh(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of judicial in a Sentence
the judicial branch of government
Recent Examples of judicial from the Web
HARTFORD, Conn. - Many states have victim's advocates or child advocates, people in the judicial system who represent those affected by crime or abuse.
Judicial Watch’s email shows that the same group, including Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin, Jake Sullivan and Philippe Reines, prepared a discharge statement when she was released from the hospital.
Lack of tax literature and judicial precedents may add to confusion as industry and lawyers begin to grapple with new concepts, said Singh of KPMG.
The judicial panel ordered Riley to handle the appeal, despite Jenkins’ objection.
Dr. Howard's academic interests were American constitutional law, the judicial process and behavior, law and society, the Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals.
Now the legislators are taking aim at the state judicial system.
Just days after the Tribune began asking questions, a committee of 17 presiding judges headed by Chief Judge Tim Evans voted to refer Cooke to the state agency that handles judicial discipline.
According to Human Rights Watch, his crackdown comes at the expense of due process or any judicial oversight at all, with vigilante and open murders of drug suspects happening throughout the country.
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Origin and Etymology of judicial
Middle English, from Latin judicialis, from judicium judgment, from judex —see 2judge
First Known Use: 14th century
JUDICIAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of judicial for English Language Learners
: of or relating to courts of law or judges
: ordered or done by a court
: responsible for dealing with all legal cases involving the government
JUDICIAL Defined for Kids
Definition of judicial for Students
1 : of courts or judges the judicial branch
2 : ordered or done by a court judicial review
Legal Definition of judicial
1a : of or relating to a judgment, the function of judging, the administration of justice, or the judiciary b : of, relating to, or being the branch of government that is charged with trying all cases that involve the government and with the administration of justice within its jurisdiction — compare administrative 2, executive 1, legislative
Origin and Etymology of judicial
Latin judicialis, from judicium judgment, from judic-, judex judge, from jus right, law + dicere to determine, say
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