American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. Under judicial deliberation; before a judge or court of law.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Before the judge; under judicial consideration; not yet decided.
GNU Webster's 1913
- Before the judge, or court; not yet decided; under judicial consideration.
- adj. before a judge or court of law; awaiting judicial determination
- Latin sub iūdice : sub, beneath, before + iūdice, ablative of iūdex, judge. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He behaved as if there were never going to be a trial; as if awkward details like Land-Rovers, lopping shears, and confirmed matching DNA tests tying the shears to the Bracken colt were never going to surface, once the sub judice silence ended.”
“None of the Land-Rover evidence will get into the papers because the sub judice rule kicked in the minute they remanded him.”
“Under British sub judice law, no evidence might be publicly discussed between the remand and the trial.”
“After the first bombshell solution - a proposed solution - to a crime that had had half the country baying for blood (but not Ellis's blood, no no, it was unthinkable), there had been the first court appearance, the remand into custody (a scandal, he should of course be let out immediately on bail), and after that there had fallen a sudden press silence, while the sub judice law came into effect.”
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