Definitions for: Judicature


[n] the administration of law; the act of determining rights and assigning rewards or punishments; "justice deferred is justice denied"
[n] the position of judge
[n] the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government
[n] an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business



Webster (1913) Definition: Ju"di*ca*ture (?; 135), n. [F., fr. LL.
judicatura.]
1. The state or profession of those employed in the
administration of justice; also, the dispensing or
administration of justice.

The honor of the judges in their judicature is the
king's honor. --Bacon.

2. A court of justice; a judicatory. --South.

3. The right of judicial action; jurisdiction; extent
jurisdiction of a judge or court.

Our Savior disputes not here the judicature, for
that was not his office, but the morality, of
divorce. --Milton.

Synonyms: court, judgeship, judgship, judicatory, judicial system, judiciary, justice, tribunal

See Also: administration, appeals court, appellate court, assembly, assizes, authorities, Bench, berth, chancery, consistory, court of appeals, court of assize, court of assize and nisi prius, court of chancery, criminal court, disposal, divorce court, federal court, government, high court, inferior court, Inquisition, International Court of Justice, jury, juvenile court, kangaroo court, lower court, military court, moot court, office, place, police court, position, post, probate court, quarter sessions, regime, Rota, situation, spot, Star Chamber, state supreme court, superior court, supreme court, system, traffic court, trial court, World Court


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