Definition of judicial in English:

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judicial

Pronunciation: /dʒuːˈdɪʃ(ə)l/

adjective

Of, by, or appropriate to a law court or judge; relating to the administration of justice: a judicial inquiry into the allegations a judicial system
More example sentences
  • Such fairness demands a fair judicial process administered by an impartial judiciary.
  • Judicial protection in Punjab improved and many people were using the judicial system.
  • It is achieved by a conventional process of judicial construction of legislation.
Synonyms
legal, judiciary, juridical, judicatory, forensic, jurisdictive;
official

Derivatives

judicially

Pronunciation: /dʒuːˈdɪʃ(ə)li/
adverb
Example sentences
  • The cases establish in this jurisdiction that you cannot judicially review a failure to prosecute.
  • On the basis of the evidence, could a properly instructed jury, acting judicially, have reasonably rendered a verdict of guilty?
  • It was clear that, even before the Act, the tribunal had always to act judicially and thus be subject to the rules of natural justice.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin judicialis, from judicium 'judgement', from judex (see judge).

Words that rhyme with judicial

artificial, beneficial, initial, interstitial, official, sacrificial, solstitial, superficial
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