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judiciary Syllabification: ju·di·ci·ar·y
Pronunciation: /jo͞oˈdiSHēˌerē/

Definition of judiciary in English:

noun (plural judiciaries)

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

Words that rhyme with judiciary

beneficiary, fishery

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