Definition of judiciary in English:


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nounplural noun judiciaries

  • usually the judiciaryThe judicial authorities of a country; judges collectively.

    ‘the independence of the judiciary’
    • ‘judges were drawn from all the national judiciaries’
    • ‘Yet geography and professionalization of the judiciary have affected the status of the judges.’
    • ‘The convention of ministerial responsibility is not enforced by the judiciary.’
    • ‘In some jurisdictions, the judiciary are provided with the resources to run the courts.’
    • ‘This can give rise to substantial queries over the independence and impartiality of the judiciary.’
    • ‘Such choices are made by the judiciary at the point where the law stops.’
    • ‘The consideration of public interest has caused some problems for the judiciary.’
    • ‘It is a role which, as a result of their accumulated experience, the judiciary is well qualified to perform.’
    • ‘The previously existing institutions, save for the judiciary, were disbanded.’
    • ‘The costs grid has been the subject of comment among the bar and the judiciary.’
    • ‘Owing to high court costs, many people cannot afford to turn to the judiciary to vindicate their rights.’
    • ‘That will raise legitimate concerns about the independence of the judiciary.’
    • ‘In this and other respects, much depends on the response of the national judiciary.’
    • ‘He is undermining the credibility and independence of the judiciary, and for what?’
    • ‘We tamper with the independence of the judiciary at the peril of our cherished freedoms.’
    • ‘With unprecedented frankness, they speak of the government's contempt for the judiciary.’
    • ‘The job of the judiciary is to interpret the law, but this was no mere interpretation.’
    • ‘Why did the public part of the event not include responses from the judiciary?’
    • ‘We will never have successful police reform as long as the judiciary is and is perceived to be corrupt.’
    • ‘The submission also urged ministers to ditch plans by which they would no longer be accountable to the judiciary.’
    • ‘In my view, the judiciary has no right to expect that it should escape scrutiny or comment.’
    judges, magistrates, judiciary, judicature



/jo͞oˈdiSHēˌerē/ /dʒuˈdɪʃiˌɛri/ /jo͞oˈdiSHərē/ /dʒuˈdɪʃəri/



Late Middle English (as adjective in the sense ‘judicial’): via French from Latin iudiciarius, from iudicium ‘judgement’. The noun use dates from the early 17th century.