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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.

  • 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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