juridical

adjective
ju·​rid·​i·​cal | \ ju̇-ˈri-di-kəl How to pronounce juridical (audio) \
variants: or less commonly juridic \ ju̇-​ˈri-​dik How to pronounce juridical (audio) \

Definition of juridical

1 : of or relating to the administration of justice or the office of a judge
2 : of or relating to law or jurisprudence : legal

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Other Words from juridical

juridically \ ju̇-​ˈri-​di-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce juridical (audio) \ adverb

Examples of juridical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The procedures may differ, but the result is the same: through administrative and juridical harassment, civil or military, our colleagues are deprived of their fundamental freedoms, including academic freedom. Ahmed Abbes, Scientific American, 16 Oct. 2020 But popular mobilisation was allowed to settle a juridical issue, and that shifted the terms by which the issue was judged thereafter. Sanaya Chandar, Quartz India, 8 Nov. 2019 The juridical origins of our federal democratic republic go back to the 1760s, when the 13 separate colonial representative assemblies were each making insistent demands for legislative autonomy. Thomas Wendel, National Review, 4 July 2019 In a statement late Sunday, the Italian foreign ministry said the letter carried no juridical weight and suggested it was based on imprecise information. Nicole Winfield, The Seattle Times, 19 May 2019 Or lobby for juridical reform that rethinks the wide latitude cops are given under law to use deadly force. Marcos Bretón, sacbee, 30 Mar. 2018 Or lobby for juridical reform that rethinks the wide latitude cops are given under law to use deadly force. Marcos Bretón, sacbee, 30 Mar. 2018 Or lobby for juridical reform that rethinks the wide latitude cops are given under law to use deadly force. Marcos Bretón, sacbee, 30 Mar. 2018 Or lobby for juridical reform that rethinks the wide latitude cops are given under law to use deadly force. Marcos Bretón, sacbee, 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of juridical

1502, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for juridical

Latin juridicus, from jur-, jus + dicere to say — more at diction

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“Juridical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/juridical. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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juridical

adjective
ju·​rid·​i·​cal | \ ju̇-ˈri-di-kəl How to pronounce juridical (audio) \

Legal Definition of juridical

1 : of or relating to the administration of justice or the office of a judge raises a juridical question regarding trial
2 : of or relating to law or jurisprudence : legal juridical opinions

History and Etymology for juridical

Latin juridicus, from jur-, jus law + dicere to say

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