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judicial review

Syllabification: ju·di·cial re·view

Definition of judicial review in English:

noun

1Review by the US Supreme Court of the constitutional validity of a legislative act.
Example sentences
  • The power of judicial review has allowed the Supreme Court to protect civil liberties within America.
  • The power of judicial review derives not from the Constitution, which contains no explicit reference to this authority, but from a series of cases dating back to the late 1700s.
1.1(In the UK) a procedure by which a court can review an administrative action by a public body and (in England) secure a declaration, order, or award.
Example sentences
  • Two years ago, British ministers unveiled plans to allow TV cameras to film appeal court hearings and judicial reviews.
  • Ministers are drawing up plans to allow TV cameras to film appeal court hearings, judicial reviews and Lords hearings.
  • Lord Falconer said failed asylum seekers would no longer be able to appeal to the High Court or through judicial reviews.

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