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Judicature definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

JU'DICATURE, n. The power of distributing justice by legal trial and determination. A court of judicature is a court invested with powers to administer justice between man and man.
1. A court of justice; a judicatory.
JUDI'CIAL, a. Pertaining to courts of justice; as judicial power.
1. Practiced in the distribution of justice; as judicial proceedings.
2. Proceeding from a court of justice; as a judicial determination.
3. Issued by a court under its seal; as a judicial writ.
4. Inflicted, as a penalty or in judgment; as judicial hardness of heart; a judicial punishment.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business [syn: court, tribunal, judicature]
2: the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government [syn: judiciary, judicature, judicatory, judicial system]
3: the act of meting out justice according to the law [syn: administration, judicature]
4: the position of judge [syn: judgeship, judicature]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle French, from Medieval Latin judicatura, from Latin judicatus, past participle of judicare Date: circa 1530 1. the action of judging ; the administration of justice 2. a court of justice 3. judiciary 1

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the administration of justice. 2 a judge's office or term of office. 3 judges collectively. 4 a court of justice. Etymology: med.L judicatura f. L judicare to judge

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Judicature Ju"di*ca*ture (?; 135), n. [F., fr. LL. judicatura.] 1. The state or profession of those employed in the administration of justice; also, the dispensing or administration of justice. The honor of the judges in their judicature is the king's honor. --Bacon. 2. A court of justice; a judicatory. --South. 3. The right of judicial action; jurisdiction; extent jurisdiction of a judge or court. Our Savior disputes not here the judicature, for that was not his office, but the morality, of divorce. --Milton.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Administration of justice. 2. Jurisdiction.

Moby Thesaurus

Areopagus, adjudgment, adjudication, arbitrament, arbitration, board, choice, council, court, court of arbitration, court of justice, court of law, curia, deeming, discrimination, forum, good judgment, inquisition, judging, judgment, judicatory, judicial process, judiciary, justice, law court, legal tribunal, the Inquisition, the courts, tribunal


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