judiciary

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noun ju·di·cia·ry \jü-ˈdi-shē-ˌer-ē, -ˈdi-shə-rē\

Definition of judiciary

  1. 1a :  a system of courts of lawb :  the judges of these courts

  2. 2 :  a branch of government in which judicial power is vested

judiciary

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of judiciary

judiciary, adjective, from Latin judiciarius judicial, from judicium


First Known Use: 1623


Law Dictionary

judiciary

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noun ju·di·cia·ry \ju̇-ˈdi-shē-ˌer-ē, -ˈdi-shə-rē\

Legal Definition of judiciary

plural

judiciaries

  1. 1a :  a system of courts of law b :  the judges of these courts

  2. 2 :  a branch of government in which judicial power is vested — compare executive, legislature

judiciary

adjective


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