2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Judicature \Ju"di*ca*ture\ (?; 135), noun [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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



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}]

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