Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the law and its administration.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to the law or rule of law, legal; judicial, related to the administration of justice (as to jurisprudence, or to the function of a judge or court).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the promulgation or dispensation of law; founded upon or according to the forms of law; relating to or concerned with administrative law: as, a juridical argument; juridical methods; juridical oppression.
  • Subsisting in contemplation of law; of the nature of an abstract legal conception: as, a juridical person, or a juridical transaction (that is to say, a person or transaction legally supposed or conceived of to some extent irrespective of actual existence and of incidents and circumstances not recognized by the law).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to the administration of justice or the function of a judge
  • adj. of or relating to the law or jurisprudence

Etymologies

From Latin iūridicus : iūs, iūr-, law; see yewes- in Indo-European roots + dīcere, dic-, to say; see deik- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin iuridicus, from ius ("law"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • _Vyavahára_, may be called the juridical rules, embracing as well substantive law as the procedure and practice of legal tribunals.

    Hindu Law and Judicature from the Dharma-Sástra of Yájnavalkya

  • In all this the chief of the so-called juridical police, Bidet "Fauxpas, " played an important part.

    My Life

  • There remain still two other points of difference which require to be considered, namely the juridical condition, which distinguishes religious orders from congregations, and the rule.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Again I exclude all those compromises between abstract and experimental sciences which supply the whole ballast of the semi-sciences called juridical, political, and historical.

    A Confession

  • In the case of the moral imperative, and the supposition of freedom which it necessarily involves, the law, the power (to fulfil it) and the rational will that determines the maxim, constitute all the elements that form the notion of juridical duty.

    The Metaphysical Elements of Ethics

  • Take the Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which made it nearly impossible for inmates to sue prison authorities, and has put thousands of Americans beyond the reach of any kind of juridical authority.

    Chase Madar: Guantánamo, Exception or Rule? All-American Justice for a Child Soldier at Obama's Gitmo

  • In 1999, however, federal courts began to allow hundreds of ATS suits alleging that a corporation -- a "juridical" person -- could also be an enemy of mankind.

    Ben Kerschberg: Corporate Executives: Get Ready for a Billion Dollar Lawsuit

  • They exercised privileges such as juridical sovereignty, the right to send their children to the calmecac (school of the elite class), and the management of the major urban markets.

    The Ancient Maya - A Commercial Empire

  • One of those “fundamental problems”: the CIA insisted on an overly strict "juridical" standard to confirm reports of purported Iraq-Al Qaeda contacts were actually true.

    Shooting The Messenger

  • There is a very real danger that relying on the texts themselves will produce a narrow, unwarranted legalism, a kind of juridical straitjacket that suffocates legitimate renewal.

    Domine, da mihi hanc aquam!

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