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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"
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Our elected representatives and our judicatory are not representatives or servants of some restricted religious body.
These practices set Baptist churches apart from connectional churches in which the denominational judicatory has the authority to direct a congregation's life.
Dawson retired recently after thirty-three years as regional judicatory staff for the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Inmates have the opportunity to participate in practices of their religious faith that are deemed essential by the faith's judicatory, limited only by documentation showing a threat to the safety of people involved in such activity itself or disruption of order in the facility;
After reviewing the explicit and implicit, forgotten or popular theories of values and valuation by classical and modern social scientists and philosophers, Boudon (U of Paris-Sorbonne) develops and synthesizes a number of them into what he calls the judicatory theory of value.
One distinctive characteristic of the Groupe des Dombes is that it is not sponsored by any Catholic ecclesiastical or Protestant judicatory.
It is also visible in the independent schools, societies and a multitude of church organisations that flourished in the nineteenth century and still today and which are not related to or part of the ecclesiastical judicatory.
This book offers a comprehensive look at preaching which would fit well academically with a two-year seminary curriculum and with synodical and judicatory lay preaching instruction programs.
Further, because we live in a highly litigious society, it would be very difficult to have mandated mutual and self criticism as part of an ecclesiastical judicatory without some sort of signed, formal covenant.
Noda told reporters that he will ''accept'' the verdict on Ozawa as ''a judicatory judgment.
When judges' responsibilities extend beyond that core function--when they encompass political as well as judicial functions--they raise perplexing questions as to the appropriate scope of judicial independence and judicial accountability, as it becomes "inevitable that the line between what [is] political and what [is] judicatory would be blurred.
Protestant denominations put such a value on the educational and transformational experience of camps that they hired camp leaders for their national staffs to direct and guide the work of the judicatory camps.