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

Definition of judiciary in English:

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
More 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 'judgement'.

Words that rhyme with judiciary

beneficiary, fishery
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