3 definitions found

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

Judiciary \Ju*di"cia*ry\ (?; 277), adjective [L. judiciarius, fr. judicium judgment: cf. F. judiciare. See {Judicial}.] Of or pertaining to courts of judicature, or legal tribunals; judicial; as, a judiciary proceeding. --Bp. Burnet.

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

Judiciary \Ju*di"cia*ry\, noun [Cf. LL. judiciaria, F. judiciaire.] That branch of government in which judicial power is vested; the system of courts of justice in a country; the judges, taken collectively; as, an independent judiciary; the senate committee on the judiciary.

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



1: persons who administer justice [syn: {judiciary}, {bench}]

2: the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government [syn: {judiciary}, {judicature}, {judicatory}, {judicial system}]

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