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Definitions of "judicial"

  • adjective
  • Of, relating to, or proper to courts of law or to the administration of justice. adjective
  • Decreed by or proceeding from a court of justice. adjective
  • Belonging or appropriate to the office of a judge. adjective
  • Characterized by or expressing judgment. adjective
  • Proceeding from a divine judgment. adjective
  • Of or pertaining to a judge; proper to the character of a judge; judge-like; hence, critical; discriminating; impartial; formerly, judicious.
  • Pertaining to the administration of justice; proper to a court of law; consisting of or resulting from legal inquiry or judgment: as, judicial power or proceedings; a judicial decision, writ, sale, or punishment.
  • Enacted by statute, or established by constituted authority.
  • Determinative; giving judgment; deciding, as about a point in contest or about future events: as, judicial astrology.
  • Having the nature of a judgment or punishment.
  • An act of any public officer involving the exercise of his Judgment or discretion on a question affecting the right of any party. Thus, the act of the fiscal officer of a municipality in auditing a claim is usually judicial, but his paying a lawful warrant or order for payment is ministerial. (See ministerial.) A judicial act implies deliberation, and therefore, if to be done by several jointly, those who are to do it must be together (or under modern statutes a majority after notice to all); while a ministerial act may ordinarily, unless otherwise required by law, be the concurrent act of each separately.
  • The power conferred upon and exercised by the judiciary or a court as such.
  • A power conferred upon a public officer involving the exercise of judgment and discretion in the determination of questions of right in specific cases affecting the interests of persons or property, as distinguished from ministerial power, or authority to carry out the mandates of judicial power or of the law.
  • 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 adjective
  • Fitted or apt for judging or deciding. adjective
  • Belonging to the judiciary, as distinguished from legislative, administrative, or executive. See Executive. adjective
  • Judicious. adjective
  • Of or relating to a court of law, or to the administration of justice. adjective

The word "judicial" in example sentences

This highest judicial tribunal, it is seen, passed from a case wherein no jurisdiction, as it held, rested in the courts to enter any form of judgment -- not even for costs, to decide matters not pertaining in any sense to the particular case, nor even to _judicial_ public rights of the people or the government, but wholly to the political, legislative powers of Congress, not in any degree involved in the jurisdictional question arising and decided.. [Slavery and Four Years of War, Vol. 1-2 A Political History of Slavery in the United States Together With a Narrative of the Campaigns and Battles of the Civil War In Which the Author Took Part: 1861-1865]

Some say the problem with the term judicial activist today is that it's evolved into something that has nothing to do with actively impartially interpreting the law.. [CNN Transcript May 29, 2009]

I have little use for the Democrat-Republican lawmakers, presidents, or their judge I refuse to use the term judicial because that word means implies justice appointees.. [Lamar Smith crows over victory]

GERKIN: I think we should be very careful about throwing around the term judicial activism.. [CNN Transcript - Special Event: The Florida Vote: New Life in the Fight for the White House - December 8, 2000]

ACOSTA: Top GOP leaders want the president to rule out what they call judicial activists, judges who conservatives say would legislate from the bench.. [CNN Transcript May 26, 2009]

We have a crisis in judicial vacancies, though in fact Senate Democrats used the filibuster to block just 10 of Bush's 229 first-term judicial appointments.. [January 2005]

BLITZER: You had told the president going into this nomination, it was good idea to find somebody outside what you called the judicial monastery.. [CNN Transcript Oct 27, 2005]

He expected some criticism, Soledad, by picking someone outside what he called the judicial monestary, someone who's never served on the judiciary before.. [CNN Transcript Oct 11, 2005]

And the reason I think this will be only a state trial is for what they call judicial economy.. [CNN Transcript Oct 28, 2003]

And the reason I think this will be only a state trial is for what they call judicial economy.. [CNN Transcript Nov 2, 2003]

Over the years, Judge Ginsburg has displayed the essence of what we call judicial temperament.. [Ruth Bader Ginsburg Release]

It was not that they doubted the guilt of Stout, but they were opposed to the principle of what they termed judicial murder.. [The Life and Work of Susan B Anthony 01]

Stout, but they were opposed to the principle of what they termed judicial murder.. [The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2) Including Public Addresses, Her Own Letters and Many From Her Contemporaries During Fifty Years]

I read to him portions of your letter, and he is of opinion that you might get what he calls a judicial separation.. [The Law and the Lady]

In Britain as in the United States, generally only judges can issue arrest warrants, and British courts only honor warrants issued by what they describe as judicial authorities.. [The Seattle Times]

Mr. Chua said the ruling sets the standard for what he called a "judicial smell test.". [The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed]

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