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Definition of "judicial" []

  • Law Of, relating to, or proper to courts of law or to the administration of justice: the judicial system. (adjective)
  • Law Decreed by or proceeding from a court of justice: a judicial decision. (adjective)
  • Law Belonging or appropriate to the office of a judge: in judicial robes. (adjective)
  • Characterized by or expressing judgment: the judicial function of a literary critic. (adjective)
  • Proceeding from a divine judgment. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "judicial" in a sentence
  • "This highest judicial tribunal, it is seen, passed from a case wherein no jurisdiction, as it held, rested in the courts to enter any form of judgment -- not even for costs, to decide matters not pertaining in any sense to the particular case, nor even to _judicial_ public rights of the people or the government, but wholly to the political, legislative powers of Congress, not in any degree involved in the jurisdictional question arising and decided."
  • "Some say the problem with the term judicial activist today is that it's evolved into something that has nothing to do with actively impartially interpreting the law."
  • "I have little use for the Democrat-Republican lawmakers, presidents, or their judge I refuse to use the term judicial because that word means implies justice appointees."