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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

judi′cial review′(n.)

  1. the power of a court to adjudicate the constitutionality of legislative or executive acts.

    Category: Law

  2. Category: Law

    Ref: review (def. 7). 7

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. judicial review(noun)

    review by a court of law of actions of a government official or entity or of some other legally appointed person or body or the review by an appellate court of the decision of a trial court


  1. Judicial review

    Judicial review is the doctrine under which legislative and executive actions are subject to review by the judiciary. A specific court with judicial review power must annul the acts of the state when it finds them incompatible with a higher authority. Judicial review is an example of check and balances in a modern governmental system. This principle is interpreted differently in different jurisdictions, which also have differing views on the different hierarchy of governmental norms. As a result, the procedure and scope of judicial review differs from country to country and state to state.


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