judicial act

noun

Legal Definition of judicial act

: an act deriving from the normal exercise of judicial power within the proper jurisdiction used as a criterion for absolute judicial immunity

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“Judicial act.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/judicial%20act. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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