Judicature definition

jo͝odĭ-kə-cho͝or
A court or system of courts of law.
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The position, functions, or legal power of a judge.
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The extent of legal power of a judge or court of law; jurisdiction.
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A court of law.
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Judges or courts of law collectively.
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The administration of justice via a court system.
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The judges serving in such a court system.
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The office and duties of a judge.
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The position or status of a judge.
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A court, or other assembly that conducts judicial business.
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A system of such courts.
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Administration of justice.
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The position, function, or authority of a judge.
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The jurisdiction of a law court or judge.
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The administering of justice.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
judicature
Plural:
judicatures

Origin of judicature

  • Medieval Latin iūdicātūra from feminine future participle of Latin iūdicāre to judge judge

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition