: 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, 26 Mar. 2019

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Word History



First Known Use

1613, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sub judice was in 1613

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“Sub judice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sub%20judice. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Legal Definition

sub judice

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


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