quasi-judicial
proceedings that seem judicial but that are conducted by a person other than a judge.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


quasi-judicial
1) A description of decisions or actions of an administrative or executive government agency that are similar to a court proceeding. For example, the National Labor Relations Board is a quasi-judicial body that decides labor dispute cases based on the written record of evidence heard and decisions reached by administrative law judges.
2) Sometimes used more generally to refer to adjudicative procedures that occur outside of courts. For example, arbitration is often referred to as a quasi-judicial proceeding.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


quasi-judicial
The action taken and discretion exercised by public administrative agencies or bodies that are obliged to investigate or ascertain facts and draw conclusions from them as the foundation for official actions.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


quasi-judicial
The action taken and discretion exercised by public administrative agencies or bodies that are obliged to investigate or ascertain facts and draw conclusions from them as the foundation for official actions.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

quasi-judicial
adj., adv.
   referring to the actions of an agency, boards or other government entity in which there are hearings, orders, judgments or other activities similar to those conducted by courts. Example: a public utilities hearing on setting telephone company rates is quasi-judicial.
   See also: judicial, quasi

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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