judicial: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: ( j-dish'ul), [key]
— adj.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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