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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
ju•di•ci•ar•y /dʒuˈdɪʃiˌɛri, -ˈdɪʃəri/USA pronunciation   n., pl. -ar•ies, adj. 

n. [countable;
usually singular;
often: the + ~]
  • Governmentthe judicial branch of government.
  • Governmentthe system of courts of justice in a country.
  • Governmentjudges thought of as a group.

  • adj. 
  • Governmentrelating to the judicial branch or system or to judges:the judiciary functions of the Supreme Court.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
    ju•di•ci•ar•y  ( jo̅o̅ dishē er′ē, -dishə rē), 
    n., pl. -ar•ies, adj. 

    n. 
  • Governmentthe judicial branch of government.
  • Governmentthe system of courts of justice in a country.
  • Governmentjudges collectively.

  • adj. 
  • Governmentpertaining to the judicial branch or system or to judges.
  • Etymology:
    • Latin jūdiciārius of the law courts, equivalent. to jūdici(um) judgment (see judge) + -ārius -ary
    • origin, originally adjective, adjectival 1580–90
    ju•dici•ar′i•ly, adv. 


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    judiciary /dʒuːˈdɪʃɪərɪ -ˈdɪʃərɪ/ adj
    1. of or relating to courts of law, judgment, or judges
    n ( pl -aries)
    1. the branch of the central authority in a state concerned with the administration of justice
    2. the system of courts in a country
    3. the judges collectively; bench



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