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n. pl. ju·di·ca·to·ries
A law court.
Of, relating to, or providing a basis for judgment.

[Late Latin iūdicātōrium, from neuter of iūdicātōrius, judicial, from Latin iūdicāre, to judge; see judge.]


(Law) of or relating to the administration of justice
1. (Law) a court of law
2. (Law) the administration of justice
ˌjudicaˈtorial adj


(ˈdʒu dɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

n., pl. -to•ries,
adj. n.
1. a court of law and justice; tribunal.
2. the administration of justice.
3. of or pertaining to the administration of justice; judiciary.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.judicatory - the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government
authorities, government, regime - the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit; "the government reduced taxes"; "the matter was referred to higher authorities"
Federal Judiciary - the judiciary of the United States which is responsible for interpreting and enforcing federal laws
system, scheme - a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"
References in classic literature ?
Topsy was cited, and had up before all the domestic judicatories, time and again; but always sustained her examinations with most edifying innocence and gravity of appearance.
Representing our Protestant and Orthodox judicatories, the Pennsylvania Council of Churches (PCofC) has declared: "Criminal justice requires a balance between the rights of victims, the good of society, and the rehabilitation of the perpetrators of crimes.
Three African-American Methodist judicatories, along with racially separate conferences of the northern-based MEC, emerged out of and alongside the MECS, which by the 1870s had become an all-white denomination.
Protestant denominations "are going to go through their judicatories and raise money, money that is urgently needed," he said.
that major decisions about the mission of a congregation or judicatory involve conversation with other congregations or judicatories of Churches Uniting in Christ;
11) They printed detailed accounts of public events (including church services), reproduced direction-setting statements from church judicatories and denominational leaders, and reflected popular Christian opinion, as filtered by newspaper editors.
It is comprised of twenty-four judicatories or Christian Faith Traditions, representing 2,400 congregations with more than one million members.
In time, these would be emulated by Protestant denominations that devised overseas equivalents of domestic judicatories.
Editor's note: The following is the text of a protocol for mediating ethical/moral differences, approved by the general assembly of the New Mexico (US) Conference of Churches in October 1987 and submitted to its member judicatories for reception.
Kleinschmit, 24, who grew up on a Nebraska farm where her parents and grandparents practiced sustainable agriculture for decades, spends plenty of time on the road, consulting with seven dioceses, judicatories and religious orders that are project partners in demonstrating responsible uses of church land.
They should be aware of the ecumenical activities undertaken by their regional judicatories and, when possible, become involved in such activities.
Special Ecumenical Service which will feature: a procession of Judicatory Executives, installation of Officers/Executive Staff and a recommitment of member judicatories to the work and covenant in Christian Associates.