(plural judicial reviews)
- (law, uncountable) The doctrine, implemented in varying ways in differing jurisdictions, that authorities within the judicial branch of government may examine and make rulings on the legal validity of decisions and actions of the legislative and executive branches of government and, in some jurisdictions, of others within the judicial branch itself.
- (law, countable) A judicial process undertaken under this doctrine.
judicial review - Legal Definition
A court’s power of review of the decisions of lower courts or of the actions of other branches of government.