Definition of judiciary in English:


Syllabification: ju·di·ci·ar·y
Pronunciation: /jo͞oˈdiSHēˌerē, -ˈdiSHərē

noun (plural judiciaries)

(usually the judiciary)
  • The judicial authorities of a country; judges collectively.
    More 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.


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

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