non·​ju·​di·​cial ˌnän-jü-ˈdi-shəl How to pronounce nonjudicial (audio)
: not judicial : not heard by, ordered by, or otherwise involving a judge
a nonjudicial settlement
the court's nonjudicial employees

Examples of nonjudicial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Randy Koschnick was appointed to his role as the state's top nonjudicial court official in 2017, when conservatives held the majority. Barnini Chakraborty, Washington Examiner, 17 Aug. 2023 The nonjudicial punishment disposition records are heavily redacted, with details of specific charges removed and the names of three sailors withheld. Andrew Dyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Nov. 2022 The reports have reignited calls on Capitol Hill for a binding code of conduct governing the nonjudicial conduct of Supreme Court justices. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 4 May 2023 The only real option, and perhaps the best option, is for the Supreme Court to proactively subject its nonjudicial activities — financial, personal and family relationships — to public scrutiny and allow the force of moral suasion and the concept of shame to play out. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 3 May 2023 Legal experts see a number of potential criminal charges; even Mr. Trump’s comments to Mr. Raffensperger could be construed as violating a state law against influencing or intimidating individuals involved in a nonjudicial government proceeding, like the certification of election. Richard Fausset, New York Times, 23 Jan. 2023 Truth commissions are nonjudicial bodies entrusted with the task of investigating a particular event or history, usually one involving human rights abuses, premised on the view that shedding light on the truth is critical to overcoming trauma, to say nothing of avoiding history repeating itself. Omar G. Encarnación, Time, 26 June 2021 Ray was also reprimanded for dereliction of duty, his nonjudicial punishment report says. Andrew Dyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Nov. 2022 Three of the five specifications on Thoroman’s nonjudicial punishment were redacted. Andrew Dyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1740, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonjudicial was in 1740

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“Nonjudicial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition


: not judicial
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