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judicial Syllabification: ju·di·cial
Pronunciation: /jo͞oˈdiSHəl/

Definition of judicial in English:


Of, by, or appropriate to a court or judge: 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.


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


Judicial meansrelating to judgment and the administration of justice’: the judicial system; judicial robes. Do not confuse it with judicious, which meansprudent, reasonable’: getting off the highway the minute you felt tired was a judicious choice. Judiciary refers to the judicial branch of government, the court system, or judges collectively.



Pronunciation: /jo͞oˈdiSH(ə)lē/
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.

Words that rhyme with judicial

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

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