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From Anglo-Norman judicature, Middle French judicature, and their source, post-classical Latin iudicatura (12th century), from the participle stem of classical Latin iūdicāre (to judge).

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judicature (countable and uncountable, plural judicatures)

  1. The administration of justice by judges and courts; judicial process. [from 16th c.]
  2. The office or authority of a judge; jurisdiction. [from 16th c.]
  3. Judges collectively; a court or group of courts; the judiciary. [from 16th c.]
    • 1790, Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France, Oxford, published 2009, page 207:
      Such an independent judicature was ten time more necessary when a democracy became the absolute power of the country.

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French edit

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From Latin judicatūra.

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judicature f (plural judicatures)

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  1. vocative masculine singular of jūdicātūrus