sub judice

sub ju·​di·​ce | \ ˌsu̇b-ˈyü-di-ˌkā How to pronounce sub judice (audio) , ˈsəb-ˈjü-də-(ˌ)sē How to pronounce sub judice (audio) \

Definition of sub judice

: before a judge or court : not yet judicially decided

Examples of sub judice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But media still face charges for sub judice contempt. Rod Mcguirk, The Seattle Times, "Australian reporters charged over Pell gag order violations," 26 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of sub judice

1613, in the meaning defined above

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“Sub judice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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sub judice

sub ju·​di·​ce | \ ˌsəb-ˈjü-də-sē, ˌsu̇b-ˈyü-di-ˌkā How to pronounce sub judice (audio) \

Legal Definition of sub judice

: before the court : at bar in the case sub judice

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