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judicial

[joo-dish-uh l] /dʒuˈdɪʃ əl/
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
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin jūdiciālis of the law courts, equivalent to jūdici(um) judgment (see judge, -ium) + -ālis -al1
Related forms
judicially, adverb
judicialness, noun
nonjudicial, adjective
nonjudicially, adverb
semijudicial, adjective
semijudicially, adverb
subjudicial, adjective
subjudicially, adverb
superjudicial, adjective
superjudicially, adverb
unjudicial, adjective
unjudicially, adverb
Can be confused
judicial, judiciary, judicious (see synonym study at judicious)
Synonyms
1, 2. juridical. 2. forensic. 4. See judicious.
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British Dictionary definitions for super judicial

judicial

/dʒuːˈdɪʃəl/
adjective
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
Derived Forms
judicially, adverb
Word Origin
C14: from Latin jūdiciālis belonging to the law courts, from jūdicium judgment, from jūdex a judge
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Word Origin and History for super judicial

judicial

adj.

late 14c., from Latin iudicalis "of or belonging to a court of justice," from iudicium "judgment, decision," from iudicem (see judge (v.)). Related: Judicially.

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