judicial review

noun
|Updated on: 9 Jul 2018

Definition of judicial review

1 : review 5
2 : a constitutional doctrine that gives to a court system the power to annul legislative or executive acts which the judges declare to be unconstitutional

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First Known Use of judicial review

1771

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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judicial review

noun

legal Definition of judicial review

1 : review
2 : a constitutional doctrine that gives to a court system the power to annul legislative or executive acts which the judges declare to be unconstitutional; also : the process of using this power — see also checks and balances, Marbury v. Madison

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