qua·​si-ju·​di·​cial | \ ˌkwā-ˌzī-ju̇-ˈdi-shəl How to pronounce quasi-judicial (audio) , -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

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quasi-judicially \ ˌkwā-​ˌzī-​ju̇-​ˈdi-​sh(ə-​)lē How to pronounce quasi-judicial (audio) , -​ˌsī-​ , ˌkwä-​zē-​ , -​sē-​ \ adverb

First Known Use of quasi-judicial

1820, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Quasi-judicial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quasi-judicial. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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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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