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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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Drawing on tried and tested processes, it advocates for a consensus building approach and showing people how it can work in their setting (local church or judicatory meetings).
However, to go much further than these basic procedural rights, which should apply in any ad judicatory process on campus, and single out respondents in sexual assault cases for special protection, would be unwise.
The potential for facilitating mutual collaboration is unprecedented, since it is endorsed by the highest levels of the judicatory bodies, notwithstanding ongoing missiological tensions, which persist despite dialogues on "Bonds of Koinonia" between the World Evangelical Alliance and the Pontifical Council of Promoting Christian Unity (1993-2002) and Evangelicals and Catholics Together project (1992-2009), which invited praise and criticisms from many within and outside these communions.
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.
obligation to any higher authority," and a congregation holding property that "is but a subordinate member of some general church organization in which there are superior ecclesiastical tribunals with a general and ultimate power of control more or less complete, in some supreme judicatory over the whole membership of that general organization"); Scott Thumma, Exploring the Megachurch Phenomenon: Their Characteristics and Cultural Context, HARTFORD INSTITUTE FOR RELIGIOUS RESEARCH (1996), http://hirr.
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.