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

Judicial \Ju*di"cial\, adjective [L. judicialis, fr. judicium judgment, fr. judex judge: cf. OF. judicial. See {Judge}.]

1. Pertaining or appropriate to courts of justice, or to a judge; practiced or conformed to in the administration of justice; sanctioned or ordered by a court; as, judicial power; judicial proceedings; a judicial sale. "Judicial massacres." --Macaulay.

Not a moral but a judicial law, and so was abrogated. --Milton.

2. Fitted or apt for judging or deciding; as, a judicial mind; judicial temperament.

3. Belonging to the judiciary, as distinguished from {legislative}, {administrative}, or {executive}. See {Executive}.

4. Judicious. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.

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

judicial

adjective

1: decreed by or proceeding from a court of justice; "a judicial decision"

2: belonging or appropriate to the office of a judge; "judicial robes"

3: relating to the administration of justice or the function of a judge; "judicial system" [syn: {judicial}, {juridical}, {juridic}]

4: expressing careful judgment; "discriminative censure"; "a biography ...appreciative and yet judicial in purpose"-Tyler Dennett [syn: {discriminative}, {judicial}]


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