- The definition of judicial is something related to a judge or a law court.
An example of something that would be described as judicial is the robe that a judge wears.
- of judges, law courts, or their functions
- allowed, enforced, or set by order of a judge or law court
- administering justice
- like or befitting a judge
- carefully considering the facts, arguments, etc., and reasoning to a decision; fair; unbiased
Origin: OFr from Classical Latin judicialis from judex: see judge
- judicially adverb
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- Law a. Of, relating to, or proper to courts of law or to the administration of justice: the judicial system.b. Decreed by or proceeding from a court of justice: a judicial decision.c. Belonging or appropriate to the office of a judge: in judicial robes.
- Characterized by or expressing judgment: the judicial function of a literary critic.
- Proceeding from a divine judgment.
Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin iūdiciālis, from iūdicium, judgment, from iūdex, iūdic-, judge; see deik- in Indo-European roots.
- ju·diˈcial·ly adverb