Judiciary definition

jo͝o-dĭshē-ĕrē, -dĭshə-rē
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The part of government whose work is the administration of justice.
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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.

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A system of law courts.
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Of judges, law courts, or their functions.
adjective
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The branch of government in which judges serve.
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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.

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The court system.
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Judges collectively.
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A system of courts of law for the administration of justice.

Judges serving in the federal judiciary.

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The judges of these courts.
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Collectively, the judges in a particular court system or in all court systems.
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The court system and judges considered collectively, the judicial branch of government.
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The judicial branch of government.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
judiciary
Plural:
judiciaries

Origin of judiciary

  • Probably from Latin iūdiciārius of the courts from iūdicium judgment from iūdex iūdic- judge judge

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