Definition of judiciary in English:


Line breaks: ju¦di|ciary
Pronunciation: /dʒʊˈdɪʃ(ə)ri

noun (plural judiciaries)

(usually the judiciary)
  • The judicial authorities of a country; judges collectively: the independence of the judiciary judges were drawn from all the national judiciaries
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    • 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 'judgement'.

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