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1. Administration of justice.
2. The position, function, or authority of a judge.
3. The jurisdiction of a law court or judge.
4. A court or system of courts of law.
[Medieval Latin iūdicātūra, from feminine future participle of Latin iūdicāre, to judge; see judge.]
1. (Law) the administration of justice
2. (Law) the office, function, or power of a judge
3. (Law) the extent of authority of a court or judge
4. (Law) a body of judges or persons exercising judicial authority; judiciary
5. (Law) a court of justice or such courts collectively
ju•di•ca•ture(ˈdʒu dɪˌkeɪ tʃər, -kəˌtʃʊər)
1. the administration of justice, as by judges or courts.
2. the office, function, or authority of a judge.
3. the jurisdiction of a judge or court.
4. a body of judges.
5. the power of administering justice.
[1520–30;< Medieval Latin]
Judicaturea body of judges, 1593; the judges of a country collectively; legal tribunal collectively.
The authority, jurisdiction, or function of a judge or a court.
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|Noun||1.||judicature - an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business|
court of justice, court of law, lawcourt, court - a tribunal that is presided over by a magistrate or by one or more judges who administer justice according to the laws
assembly - a group of persons who are gathered together for a common purpose
International Court of Justice, World Court - a court established to settle disputes between members of the United Nations
Bench - the magistrate or judge or judges sitting in court in judicial capacity to compose the court collectively
appeals court, appellate court, court of appeals - a court whose jurisdiction is to review decisions of lower courts or agencies
assizes, court of assize, court of assize and nisi prius - the county courts of England (replaced in 1971 by Crown courts)
consistory - a church tribunal or governing body
criminal court - a court having jurisdiction over criminal cases
divorce court - a court having jurisdiction over the termination of marriage contracts
court of domestic relations, domestic relations court, family court - a court in some states in the United States that has jurisdiction over family disputes (especially those involving children)
federal court - a court establish by the authority of a federal government
F.I.S.C., Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court - a secret federal court created in 1978 by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act; responsible for authorizing wiretaps and other forms of electronic surveillance and for authorizing searches of suspected spies and terrorists by the Department of Justice or United States intelligence agencies
Inquisition - a former tribunal of the Roman Catholic Church (1232-1820) created to discover and suppress heresy
juvenile court - a court having jurisdiction over dependent and delinquent children
kangaroo court - an irregular unauthorized court
military court - a judicial court of commissioned officers for the discipline and punishment of military personnel
moot court - a mock court where law students argue hypothetical cases
police court - a court that has power to prosecute for minor offenses and to bind over for trial in a superior court anyone accused of serious offenses
probate court - a court having jurisdiction over the probate of wills and the administration of estates
quarter sessions - a local court with criminal jurisdiction and sometimes administrative functions
Rota - (Roman Catholic Church) the supreme ecclesiastical tribunal for cases appealed to the Holy See from diocesan courts
Star Chamber - a former English court that became notorious for its arbitrary methods and severe punishments
superior court - any court that has jurisdiction above an inferior court
high court, state supreme court, supreme court - the highest court in most states of the United States
traffic court - a court that has power to prosecute for traffic offenses
trial court - the first court before which the facts of a case are decided
jury - a body of citizens sworn to give a true verdict according to the evidence presented in a court of law
|2.||judicature - 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
|3.||judicature - the act of meting out justice according to the law|
justice - judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments
|4.||judicature - the position of judge|