juridical

adjective

ju·​rid·​i·​cal ju̇-ˈri-di-kəl How to pronounce juridical (audio)
variants or less commonly juridic
1
: of or relating to the administration of justice or the office of a judge
2
: of or relating to law or jurisprudence : legal
juridically adverb

Examples of juridical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With varying degrees of complexity, the legal, juridical, educative, and propagandistic structures that had been developed in Syria and Iraq were transplanted abroad. Charlie Winter, Foreign Affairs, 31 Jan. 2017 Seeing that shake of Lynn’s head, I was brought deep into the clutches of a confounding temptation: to regard juridical proceedings as coherent and just. Matthew Gavin Frank, Harper's Magazine, 3 May 2023 An individual is a juridical person, but a corporation, an LLC, a limited partnership, and a general partnership (in some states) are all also juridical persons. Jay Adkisson, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2022 On Monday, Representatives Jamaal Bowman and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez expressed support for the resignation of Senator Dianne Feinstein, as the congressional veteran’s absence leaves key votes including on juridical nominations in limbo. Prem Thakker, The New Republic, 18 Apr. 2023 Departmentalization was a juridical fiction. Alice Kaplan, The New York Review of Books, 21 Oct. 2021 The implication that Brazil is living under a kind of juridical dictatorship today is dangerous. Andre Pagliarini, The New Republic, 18 Jan. 2023 And as Frankfurter discovered in his old age, such coalitions have no intrinsic investment in juridical positions on the proper role of the court. John Fabian Witt, The New Republic, 26 Aug. 2022 In other words, juridical rulings limiting the criminalization of homelessness gave police and property owners a greater stake in the provision of shelter. Tracy Rosenthal, The New Republic, 19 May 2022

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1502, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of juridical was in 1502

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Cite this Entry

“Juridical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/juridical. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Legal Definition

juridical

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

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

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