judiciary[jo̵̅o̅ dis̸h′ē er′ē; -dis̸h′ər ē, -ē ə rē]
- The definition of judiciary is a person or thing associated with a court of law or judges.
An example of judiciary is the responsibility of a judge; judiciary responsibility.
- Judiciary is defined as a group of judges, or the part of government that manages the administration of justice.
An example of judiciary is a group of judges who assign people to federal courts.
of judges, law courts, or their functions
Origin of judiciaryClassical Latin judiciarius ; from judicium, judgment, court of justice ; from judex: see judge
- the part of government whose work is the administration of justice
- a system of law courts
- judges collectively
- The judicial branch of government.
- a. A system of courts of law for the administration of justice: judges serving in the federal judiciary.b. The judges of these courts.
Origin of judiciaryProbably from Latin iūdiciārius, of the courts, from iūdicium, judgment, from iūdex, iūdic-, judge; see judge.
judiciary - Legal Definition
- The court system.
- The branch of government in which judges serve.
- Collectively, the judges in a particular court system or in all court systems.