judiciary

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

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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Other words from judiciary

judiciary adjective

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Jota dissects the judiciary; Nexo specialises in explanatory journalism with lots of graphics and timelines. The Economist, "Latin America’s new media are growing up," 14 July 2018 The easing of requirements applies to academia and the judiciary as well. Cagan Koc, BostonGlobe.com, "Erdogan diminishes requirements for top posts in Turkey," 11 July 2018 Judicial reform groups, including Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, have instead advocated merit selection of judges, contending that system will result in a fairer and more independent judiciary. Liz Navratil, Philly.com, "Pa. Supreme Court justices got more than $180K in donations from law firms in clergy abuse case, records show," 11 July 2018 Monday’s announcement may ultimately mark not just the culmination of one campaign for control of the nation’s judiciary, but the beginning of another. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "A Watershed Moment in American History," 10 July 2018 Both sides of Washington’s self-seeking judiciary-industrial complex will pour countless millions of dollars into fundraising, lobbying and advertising centered around Kavanaugh. Jonathan Allen /, NBC News, "Trump goes full establishment with Supreme Court pick," 10 July 2018 President Donald Trump on Monday night nominated conservative Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court, tilting the top tier of the American judiciary to the right without changing its gender balance. Celeste Katz, Glamour, "What Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Nomination Could Mean for Your Abortion Rights," 9 July 2018 And since 39% of his nominees will replace judges appointed by Democratic presidents, his picks will undoubtably move the judiciary to the right in ideological terms. Claire Zillman, Fortune, "Think President Trump Is About to Remake the Federal Judiciary? To Some Degree, He Already Has," 8 July 2018 Mellon lost despite having been endorsed by much of the local and state judiciary. Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, "SF public defenders make unusual bid for four Superior Court judges’ seats," 15 May 2018

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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 \
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

Other words from judiciary

judiciary adjective

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