Definition of justiciable in English:


Line breaks: jus¦ti|ciable
Pronunciation: /dʒʌˈstɪʃəb(ə)l


  • (Of a state or action) subject to trial in a court of law: we signed the treaty under European law, justiciable under the European Court
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    • Accordingly, the duty owed under Section 17 of the Children Act 1989 is a target duty owed to children in general and is not justiciable by judicial review.
    • The Solicitor-General for the Commonwealth says that the question of ordinary annual services is not justiciable in the courts of this country.
    • Even if the issues are justiciable, the courts will not accept that a negligence action can be brought unless it would be just and reasonable for a duty of care to exist.



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  • Adding to the justiciability hurdle, I doubt members of the Senate even have standing to bring such a claim.
  • All these cases failed to get around the test of justiciability.
  • Here we see clarity and precision mentioned as the conditions of justiciability and of direct applicability of EC law in national courts.


late Middle English: from Old French, from justicier 'bring to trial', from medieval Latin justitiare, from Latin justitia 'equity', from justus (see just).

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