Adjective "judicial" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Of, by, or appropriate to a law court or judge; relating to the administration of justice.
  1. 'a judicial system'
  2. 'It would be an abuse of the judicial process to allow proceedings to be repetitive.'
  3. 'Such fairness demands a fair judicial process administered by an impartial judiciary.'
  4. 'The intention in such cases is that there shall be a judicial inquiry worked out in a judicial manner.'
  5. 'I would take judicial notice of that and would expect justices to do the same.'
  6. 'This mental torment may become acute when the judicial verdict is finally set against the accused.'
  7. 'This measure flies in the face of judicial efforts to insist on disclosure of evidence.'
  8. 'It would thus be expensive both to the parties and to the resources of the judicial system.'
  9. 'The judicial decision ought to provide the best answer not a range of alternative answers.'
  10. 'It is achieved by a conventional process of judicial construction of legislation.'
  11. 'The first question is whether at the time of the negligent act or omission a judicial process existed.'


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 relating 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

More examples(as adjective)

"reviews can be judicial."

"systems can be judicial."

"sources can be judicial."

"authorities can be judicial."

"inquiries can be judicial."

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Late Middle English: from Latin judicialis, from judicium ‘judgement’, from judex (see judge).