- 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: the exercise of these powers may be challenged by judicial review [count noun]: they were granted a judicial review of the Ministry’s orderMore 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.
- 1.1(In the US) review by the Supreme Court of the constitutional validity of a legislative act.More 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.
More definitions of judicial reviewDefinition of judicial review in:
- The US English dictionary