judicial

[joo-dish-uhl]
adjective
1.
pertaining to judgment in courts of justice or to the administration of justice: judicial proceedings; the judicial system.
2.
pertaining to courts of law or to judges; judiciary: judicial functions.
3.
of or pertaining to a judge; proper to the character of a judge; judgelike: judicial gravity.
4.
inclined to make or give judgments; critical; discriminating: a judicial mind.
5.
decreed, sanctioned, or enforced by a court: a judicial decision.
6.
giving or seeking judgment, as in a dispute or contest; determinative: a judicial duel over lands.
7.
inflicted by God as a judgment or punishment.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin jūdiciālis of the law courts, equivalent to jūdici(um) judgment (see judge, -ium) + -ālis -al1

judicially, adverb
judicialness, noun
nonjudicial, adjective
nonjudicially, adverb
semijudicial, adjective
semijudicially, adverb
subjudicial, adjective
subjudicially, adverb
superjudicial, adjective
superjudicially, adverb
unjudicial, adjective
unjudicially, adverb

judicial, judiciary, judicious (see synonym study at judicious).


1, 2. juridical. 2. forensic. 4. See judicious.
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judicial (dʒuːˈdɪʃəl)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the administration of justice
2.  of or relating to judgment in a court of law or to a judge exercising this function
3.  inclined to pass judgment; discriminating
4.  allowed or enforced by a court of law: a decree of judicial separation
5.  having qualities appropriate to a judge
6.  giving or seeking judgment, esp determining or seeking determination of a contested issue
 
[C14: from Latin jūdiciālis belonging to the law courts, from jūdicium judgment, from jūdex a judge]
 
ju'dicially
 
adv

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judicial
late 14c., from L. judicalis "of or belonging to a court of justice," from judicium "judgment, decision," from judicem (see judge).
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Example sentences
Slow judicial processes can result in long pre-trial detention times.
Those in the field are awaiting congressional and judicial decisions on the
  matter.
This would bring our judicial system to a screeching halt.
The court wants to allow the lower courts some judicial discretion.
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