Definition of judiciary
1a : a system of courts of lawb : the judges of these courts
2 : a branch of government in which judicial power is vested
Recent Examples of judiciary from the Web
During the period, the country witnessed a degradation in the rights of the news media, a heavily biased judiciary system, rampant corruption and abuses of power.
Concealed-carry permits would no longer be required under the measure, which a House judiciary committee endorsed Wednesday evening.
Gruevski denied wrongdoing but resigned under pressure from the European Union, which has continuously criticized the Balkan country for its weak rule of law, citing the state capture of the judiciary, regulatory agencies and media outlets.
A Senate judiciary committee Tuesday (May 30), without objection, rejected a bill from Republican Rep. Valarie Hodges that would have prevented sanctuary cities from receiving state grants.
Amnesty International on Tuesday accused Cambodia’s government of using its grip on the judiciary system to intimidate human rights defenders and political activists.
Talk of rigged elections and surveillance, questioning the independence of the judiciary and freedom of the press — as Trump has done — boost Putin’s message, Schiff said.
Laws purportedly targeting voter fraud often face uphill battles in the judiciary.
The governor challenged the leaders of the legislature and the judiciary to extend the same benefits to contractual workers in their branches of government.
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Origin and Etymology of judiciary
judiciary, adjective, from Latin judiciarius judicial, from judicium
First Known Use: 1623
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