judiciary


judiciary
ju·di·cia·ry /ju̇-'di-shē-ˌer-ē, -'di-shə-rē/ n pl -ries
1 a: a system of courts of law
b: the judges of these courts
2: a branch of government in which judicial power is vested compare executive, legislature
judiciary adj

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

judiciary
I noun administration of justice, arm of the law, bar, bench, body of judges, courts, courts of justice, department of justice, explicators of the law, forum of justice, interpreters of the law, judicatory, judicature, judicial branch, judicial branch of government, judicial department, judicial forum, justices, law courts, legal forum, magistracy, tribunal associated concepts: judiciary powers II index bar (court), bench, judicatory, jural, juridical, tribunal

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


judiciary
n.
A collective term for judges; the bench; the judicial branch of the government.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


judiciary
n.
1 The court system.
2 The branch of government in which judges serve.
3 Collectively, the judges in a particular court system or in all court systems.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


judiciary
The branch of government that is endowed with the authority to interpret and apply the law, adjudicate legal disputes, and otherwise administer justice.

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


judiciary
I
The branch of government that is endowed with the authority to interpret and apply the law, adjudicate legal disputes, and otherwise administer justice.
II The branch of government invested with judicial power to interpret and apply the law; the court system; the body of judges; then bench.

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

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