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judicatory

[joo-di-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈdʒu dɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
of or relating to judgment or the administration of justice; judiciary:
judicatory power.
noun, plural judicatories.
2.
a court of law and justice; tribunal; judiciary.
3.
the administration of justice.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; (noun) < Medieval Latin jūdicātōrium law court, equivalent to jūdicā(re) to judge + -tōrium -tory2; (adj.) < Late Latin jūdicātōrius, equivalent to jūdicā(re) + -tōrius -tory1
Related forms
nonjudicatory, adjective, noun, plural nonjudicatories.
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British Dictionary definitions for judicatory

judicatory

/ˈdʒuːdɪkətərɪ/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the administration of justice
noun
2.
a court of law
3.
the administration of justice
Derived Forms
judicatorial, adjective
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Word Origin and History for judicatory
n.

1570s, from French judicatoire, from Late Latin iudicatorius "judicial, pertaining to judgment," from iudicat-, past participle stem of Latin iudicare "to judge" (see judge (v.)).

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