judiciary

noun
ju·​di·​cia·​ry | \ jü-ˈdi-shē-ˌer-ē How to pronounce judiciary (audio) , -ˈdi-shə-rē How to pronounce judiciary (audio) \

Definition of judiciary

1a : a system of courts of law
b : the judges of these courts
2 : a branch of government in which judicial power is vested

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judiciary adjective

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This successfully tackled the issues of stereotyping of the black body, gender and sexuality issues, crime, politics, Hollywood, judiciary, music and almost every space available to public scrutiny. Suraj Yengde, Quartz India, "In the politically impotent Indian comedy scene, Dalit humour is a class apart," 8 Aug. 2019 The suspension of a judge is rare, but Russell isn’t the only member of the judiciary to face sanctions for unprofessional conduct in recent years. Alison Knezevich, baltimoresun.com, "'Uncontrollable incivility': Baltimore judge suspended without pay by Maryland Court of Appeals," 1 July 2019 And an increasingly conservative judiciary has been more than a little receptive to this argument. Adam Liptak, New York Times, "How Conservatives Weaponized the First Amendment," 30 June 2018 Trump has reshaped the federal judiciary system — from his Supreme Court appointment of Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch to dozens of lifetime appointments in the lower courts. Matt Viser, BostonGlobe.com, "‘When are Republicans going to stand up to Trump? Never.’ Here’s why," 15 June 2018 So, as with so many things in the American civic structure, the idea is that the pardon provides checks and balances against the judiciary system; there has to be an out somewhere in the system. Olivia B. Waxman, Time, "The Real Reason America's Founding Fathers Gave Presidents the Power to Pardon," 7 June 2018 Judicial Watch said, though, that money was used specifically to give the Albanian socialist government greater control of the judiciary system. Fox News, "FOX NEWS FIRST: Facebook's privacy scandal larger than originally thought; Trump orders National Guard to border," 5 Apr. 2018 His trial is also the first test for an independent judiciary under Sudan’s new government structure. Jen Kirby, Vox, "Sudan signs power-sharing deal as its former dictator goes to trial," 19 Aug. 2019 To her surprise, Cunningham kept her on as chair of the judiciary committee, which regulated how video gambling operated in Waukegan. Jason Grotto, ProPublica, "From Truck Stops to Elections, a River of Gambling Money Is Flooding Waukegan," 8 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of judiciary

1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for judiciary

judiciary, adjective, from Latin judiciarius judicial, from judicium

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judiciary

noun
ju·​di·​cia·​ry | \ ju̇-ˈdi-shē-ˌer-ē, -ˈdi-shə-rē How to pronounce judiciary (audio) \
plural judiciaries

Legal Definition of judiciary

1a : a system of courts of law
b : the judges of these courts
2 : a branch of government in which judicial power is vested — compare executive, legislature

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