follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

judiciary

[joo-dish-ee-er-ee, -dish-uh-ree] /dʒuˈdɪʃ iˌɛr i, -ˈdɪʃ ə ri/
noun, plural judiciaries.
1.
the judicial branch of government.
2.
the system of courts of justice in a country.
3.
judges collectively.
adjective
4.
pertaining to the judicial branch or system or to judges.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; orig. adj. < Latin jūdiciārius of the law courts, equivalent to jūdici(um) judgment (see judge) + -ārius -ary
Related forms
judiciarily, adverb
subjudiciary, adjective, noun, plural subjudiciaries.
Can be confused
judicial, judiciary, judicious (see synonym study at judicious)
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for judiciarily

judiciary

/dʒuːˈdɪʃɪərɪ; -ˈdɪʃərɪ/
adjective
1.
of or relating to courts of law, judgment, or judges
noun (pl) -aries
2.
the branch of the central authority in a state concerned with the administration of justice Compare executive (sense 2), legislature
3.
the system of courts in a country
4.
the judges collectively; bench
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for judiciarily
judiciary
1611, from L. judiciarius "of or belonging to a court of justice," from judicium "judgment," from judicem (see judge). The noun meaning "a body of judges, judges collectively" is from 1802.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for judiciary

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for judiciarily

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends