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From French judicieux from Latin iūdicium judgment from iūdex iūdic- judge judge
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Based on Middle French judicieux, itself based on Latin iudicium.
This criticism needs judicious qualification.
Caussin was sent into Brittany, and the judicious and learned Jesuit, Jacques Sirmond, who succeeded him, kept clear of politics.
The choice was judicious as further events proved.
Owing, however, to timely and judicious disposition of the military and police forces the city was saved from much bloodshed.
By the judicious selection of a type of yeast it is possible to improve the bouquet, and from an inferior must obtain a better wine or cider than would otherwise be produced.
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