from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The judicial branch of government.
- n. A system of courts of law for the administration of justice.
- n. The judges of these courts.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The court system and judges considered collectively, the judicial branch of government.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to courts of judicature, or legal tribunals; judicial.
- n. That branch of government in which judicial power is vested; the system of courts of justice in a country; the judges, taken collectively
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to courts of judicature or legal tribunals; judicial.
- n. That branch of government which is concerned in the trial and determination of controversies between parties and of criminal prosecutions; the system of courts of justice in a country; the judges taken collectively.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. persons who administer justice
- n. the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government
Probably from Latin iūdiciārius, of the courts, from iūdicium, judgment, from iūdex, iūdic-, judge; see judge.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)