Definition of judiciary in English:

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judiciary

Pronunciation: /jo͞oˈdiSHēˌerē/
/jo͞oˈdiSHərē/

noun (plural judiciaries)

(usually the judiciary)
The judicial authorities of a country; judges collectively.
Example sentences
  • Yet geography and professionalization of the judiciary have affected the status of the judges.
  • The convention of ministerial responsibility is not enforced by the judiciary.
  • In some jurisdictions, the judiciary are provided with the resources to run the courts.

Origin

Early 19th century: from Latin judiciarius, from judicium 'judgment'.

Words that rhyme with judiciary

beneficiary, fishery
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