Hypertext Webster Gateway: "judicial"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Judicial \Ju*di"cial\, a. [L. judicialis, fr. judicium judgment,
fr. judex judge: cf. OF. judicial. See {Judge}.]
1. Pertaining or appropriate to courts of justice, or to a
judge; practiced or conformed to in the administration of
justice; sanctioned or ordered by a court; as, judicial
power; judicial proceedings; a judicial sale. ``Judicial
massacres.'' --Macaulay.

Not a moral but a judicial law, and so was
abrogated. --Milton.

2. Fitted or apt for judging or deciding; as, a judicial

3. Belonging to the judiciary, as distinguished from
legislative, administrative, or executive. See

4. Judicious. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: decreed by or proceeding from a court of justice; "a
judicial decision"
2: belonging or appropriate to the office of a judge; "judicial
3: relating to the administration of justice or the function of
a judge; "judicial system" [syn: {juridical}, {juridic}]
4: expressing careful judgment; "discriminative censure"; "a
biography ...appreciative and yet judicial in
purpose"-Tyler Dennett [syn: {discriminative}]

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