judicial review

noun

Definition of judicial review

  1. 1 :  review 5

  2. 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

1771

First Known Use of judicial review

1771


Law Dictionary

judicial review

noun

Legal Definition of judicial review

  1. 1 :  review

  2. 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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