quasi-judicial

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adjective qua·si-ju·di·cial \ ˌkwā-ˌzī-ju̇-ˈdi-shəl , -ˌsī- , ˌkwä-zē- , -sē- \

Definition of quasi-judicial

1 :having a partly judicial character by possession of the right to hold hearings on and conduct investigations into disputed claims and alleged infractions of rules and regulations and to make decisions in the general manner of courts
  • quasi-judicial bodies
2 :essentially judicial in character but not within the judicial power or function especially as constitutionally defined
  • quasi-judicial review

quasi-judicially

play \ˌkwā-ˌzī-ju̇-ˈdi-sh(ə-)lē, -ˌsī-, ˌkwä-zē-, -sē-\ adverb

First Known Use of quasi-judicial

1820


Law Dictionary

quasi-judicial

adjective

legal Definition of quasi-judicial

:of, relating to, or being an administrative act, body, or procedure that is concerned with the adjudication of specific rights and obligations rather than the promulgation of rules, that requires discretion and decision, and that may be subject to notice and hearing requirements and judicial review

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