Definition of judicial in English:

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Pronunciation: /jo͞oˈdiSHəl/


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.
legal, juridical, judicatory;


Judicial means ‘relating to judgment and the administration of justice’: the judicial system; judicial robes. Do not confuse it with judicious, which means ‘prudent, 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.


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

Words that rhyme with judicial

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

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Syllabification: ju·di·cial

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