Definitions for judiciarydʒuˈdɪʃ iˌɛr i, -ˈdɪʃ ə ri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ju•di•ci•ar•ydʒuˈdɪʃ iˌɛr i, -ˈdɪʃ ə ri(n.; adj.)(pl.)-ar•ies

  1. (n.)the judicial branch of government.

    Category: Government

  2. the system of courts of justice in a country.

    Category: Government

  3. judges collectively.

    Category: Government

  4. (adj.)pertaining to the judicial branch or system or to judges.

    Category: Government

Origin of judiciary:

1580–90; orig. adj. < L jūdiciārius of the law courts; see judicial,-ary

Princeton's WordNet

  1. judiciary, bench(noun)

    persons who administer justice

  2. judiciary, judicature, judicatory, judicial system(noun)

    the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government

Wiktionary

  1. judiciary(Noun)

    The court system and judges considered collectively, the judicial branch of government.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Judiciary(adj)

    of or pertaining to courts of judicature, or legal tribunals; judicial; as, a judiciary proceeding

  2. Judiciary(noun)

    that branch of government in which judicial power is vested; the system of courts of justice in a country; the judges, taken collectively; as, an independent judiciary; the senate committee on the judiciary

Freebase

  1. Judiciary

    The judiciary is the system of courts that interprets and applies the law in the name of the state. The judiciary also provides a mechanism for the resolution of disputes. Under the doctrine of the separation of powers, the judiciary generally does not make law or enforce law, but rather interprets law and applies it to the facts of each case. This branch of the state is often tasked with ensuring equal justice under law. It usually consists of a court of final appeal, together with lower courts. In many jurisdictions the judicial branch has the power to change laws through the process of judicial review. Courts with judicial review power may annul the laws and rules of the state when it finds them incompatible with a higher norm, such as primary legislation, the provisions of the constitution or international law. Judges constitute a critical force for interpretation and implementation of a constitution, thus de facto in common law countries creating the body of constitutional law.

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