- The administration of justice by judges and courts; judicial process. [from 16th c.]
- The office or authority of a judge; jurisdiction. [from 16th c.]
- 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.
position or status of a judge
jurisdiction of a court
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judicature f (plural judicatures)
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