Definitions

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

  • n. A law court or system of law courts; a judiciary.
  • adj. Of or relating to the administration of justice.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to judgement, or to passing a sentence.
  • adj. By which a judgement can be made; decisive, critical.
  • n. A court or tribunal
  • n. judicature

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to the administration of justice; dispensing justice; judicial.
  • n. A court of justice; a tribunal.
  • n. Administration of justice.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the passing of judgment; belonging to the administration of justice; dispensing justice.
  • n. A court of justice; a tribunal; any body of persons endowed with judicial authority: as, a church judicatory.
  • n. Administration of justice.

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

  • n. the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government

Etymologies

Late Latin iūdicātōrium, from neuter of iūdicātōrius, judicial, from Latin iūdicāre, to judge; see judge.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • "We strongly oppose some people making arbitrary criticism on China's judicatory with double standards," said the spokesman.

    Chinese Law Court Denounces Nobel Prize

  • Panel say evidence shows Cook used word 'Nazi'Today the judicatory panel told the tribunal of how they interpreted the facts, based on the evidence they had heard.

    Councillor awaits decision on future following Nazi remarks

  • A Cardiff councillor faces an uncertain future while a judicatory panel decides if he breached the code of conduct for Nazi comments

    Councillor awaits decision on future following Nazi remarks

  • One of the contributions that "independent" and "emerging" churches have given to ecclesiastical discussions is to make theological educators and judicatory leaders more self-conscious about the importance of market conditions for religious institutions.

    TEXAS FAITH: How do changing demographics shape the pew, pulpit and theology schools? | RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • The Presbyterian Church judicatory of the bounds, considering the ceremony as a bravading insult upon their authority, had applied to the Lord Keeper, as the nearest privy councillor, for a warrant to prevent its being carried into effect; so that, when the clergyman had opened his prayer-book, an officer of the law, supported by some armed men, commanded him to be silent.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • I am a person who has no means of support, who is, after a careful examination of all medical documents determined BY a medical judicatory to be unable to support or even find income in my lifetime and have no current income or support.

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  • While in Canada, we have to PAY the doctors to fill out sick notes and the forms 14 pages to be examined by a medical judicatory.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • App., June 25, 2007 the court said that a long line of state and U.S. Supreme Court decisions require using the "principle of government" or "highest church judicatory" approach in resolving church property disputes.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • But bodies, having several differences and diversities, are comprehended, some by one judicatory function, others by another, as by several organs.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • My practice is therein the same with that of your other worships, and as the custom of the judicatory requires, unto which our law commandeth us to have regard, and by the rule thereof still to direct and regulate our actions and procedures; ut not.extra. de consuet. in c. ex literis et ibi innoc.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

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