What does judiciary mean?

Definitions for judiciarydʒuˈdɪʃ iˌɛr i, -ˈdɪʃ ə ri

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word judiciary.

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


  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

  3. Origin: [L. judiciarius, fr. judicium judgment: cf. F. judiciare. See Judicial.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Judiciary

    jōō-dish′i-ar-i, n. the judges taken collectively.—adj. pertaining to the courts of law: passing judgment. [L. judiciarius.]

Editors Contribution

  1. judiciary

    Judiciary (noun)a person who govern a law process of avowal.

    Judiciary a person perform due process regarding law accounts.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of judiciary in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of judiciary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Russell Wheeler:

    He's changed the face of the judiciary, whether or not that will have a long-term impact, I think, is another question.

  2. Xu Hong:

    China's judiciary and law enforcement agencies will not do business with these fugitives, we will work within the scope of the law.

  3. Sameh Eid:

    Morsi's trial gripped international attention and a heavy sentence would have put the judiciary under a spotlight, today, the judiciary seemed keen in preserving its image.

  4. White House officials:

    As Senate Judiciary Committee fulfills Senate Judiciary Committee' advice and consent' responsibility, we will protect the ability of the American people to express their will on the direction of Supreme Court.

  5. Ekrem Dumanli:

    When the president talks about the case publicly, it's an intervention in the legal process, an effort to guide the judiciary, it's also a message to the rest of the Turkish media to re-think the way they cover him.

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