Definitions for judicialdʒuˈdɪʃ əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ju•di•cialdʒuˈdɪʃ əl(adj.)

  1. pertaining to judgment in courts of justice or to the administration of justice:

    judicial proceedings.

  2. pertaining to courts of law or to judges; judiciary:

    judicial functions.

  3. proper to the character of a judge, esp. fair and impartial.

  4. inclined to make or give judgments; critical; discriminating.

  5. decreed, sanctioned, or enforced by a court:

    a judicial decision.

  6. giving or seeking judgment, as in a dispute or contest.

  7. inflicted by God as a judgment.

Origin of judicial:

1350–1400; ME < L jūdiciālis of the law courts =jūdici(um) judgment (see judge , -ium1) +-ālis -al1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. judicial(adj)

    decreed by or proceeding from a court of justice

    "a judicial decision"

  2. judicial(adj)

    belonging or appropriate to the office of a judge

    "judicial robes"

  3. judicial, juridical, juridic(adj)

    relating to the administration of justice or the function of a judge

    "judicial system"

  4. discriminative, judicial(adj)

    expressing careful judgment

    "discriminative censure"; "a biography ...appreciative and yet judicial in purpose"-Tyler Dennett

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. judicial(adjective)ʒuˈdɪʃ əl

    relating to judges, courts, or the legal system

    the judicial branch of the government


  1. judicial(Noun)

    That branch of government which is responsible for maintaining the courts of law and for the administration of justice.

  2. judicial(Adjective)

    Of or relating to a court of law, or to the administration of justice.

    Judicial days: days on which courts are open.

  3. Origin: From iudicialis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Judicial(adj)

    pertaining or appropriate to courts of justice, or to a judge; practiced or conformed to in the administration of justice; sanctioned or ordered by a court; as, judicial power; judicial proceedings; a judicial sale

  2. Judicial(adj)

    fitted or apt for judging or deciding; as, a judicial mind

  3. Judicial(adj)

    belonging to the judiciary, as distinguished from legislative, administrative, or executive. See Executive

  4. Judicial(adj)


British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'judicial' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3760

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'judicial' in Adjectives Frequency: #510

Translations for judicial

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


of a judge or court of law

judicial powers; He might bring judicial proceedings against you.

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