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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The Law and Justice party earned this reputation by taking control of Poland’s judiciary and public media, which put it at odds with EU leaders. Monika Scislowska, The Seattle Times, "Leaders hint Poland will not fully apply EU copyright law," 1 Apr. 2019 Across India, activists want to extend quotas to the private sector, the judiciary and the military. Sadanand Dhume, WSJ, "India’s Ethnic Quotas Are a Cautionary Tale," 24 Jan. 2019 The charter was aimed at ensuring that E.U. members respect the independence of the judiciary and executive noninterference with the tenure of judges. Monika Nalepa, Washington Post, "Poland may forcibly ‘retire’ dozens of Supreme Court justices," 10 July 2018 There is physical, economical, judiciary and legal security here. Rene Rodriguez, miamiherald, "This Argentine family visited Miami in 2001 — and changed the city forever," 11 June 2018 Corruption in the police and judiciary is rampant, according to Human Rights Watch. Jeff Gammage, Philly.com, "For a Honduran mother in Philly, a forced return to a troubled homeland looms," 8 May 2018 And in Iowa, a dispute between the legislature and judiciary over allowing guns in courthouses is at least partially fueling a number of the new proposals. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "Courts Getting in the Way? Time to Sink the Courts," 12 Feb. 2018 The decision is a setback for the Spanish judiciary, which had hoped the German court would allow Puigdemont to stand trial on a rebellion charge, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 30 years. Raphael Minder And Christopher F. Schuetze, BostonGlobe.com, "Ex-Catalonia leader can be extradited, but not on the charge Spain wants," 13 July 2018 The federal courts in Manhattan aren’t immediately affected, a spokesman for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said last week, adding that the federal judiciary has funding to sustain operations through Jan. 11. Kristina Peterson, WSJ, "Shutdown Continues as Trump Pushes for Border-Wall Funding," 24 Dec. 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 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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