• WordNet 3.6
    • n judicatory the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Judicatory A court of justice; a tribunal.
    • Judicatory Administration of justice. "The supreme court of judicatory ."
    • a Judicatory Pertaining to the administration of justice; dispensing justice; judicial; as, judicatory tribunals. "Power to reject in an authoritative or judicatory way."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • judicatory Pertaining to the passing of judgment; belonging to the administration of justice; dispensing justice.
    • n judicatory A court of justice; a tribunal; any body of persons endowed with judicial authority: as, a church judicatory.
    • n judicatory Administration of justice.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Judicatory pertaining to a judge: distributing justice
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. judicatorius,


In literature:

They have no common treasury; no common troops even in war; no common coin; no common judicatory; nor any other common mark of sovereignty.
"The Federalist Papers" by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
By which it came to pass that judicatories, EVEN THEN, were the seats of injustice and iniquity.
"The Auchensaugh Renovation of the National Covenant and Solemn League and Covenant" by The Reformed Presbytery
Associated Words: judicial, judicially, judicable, judicatory, judicature, judiciary.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
Hence the necessity of higher judicatories.
"History and Ecclesiastical Relations of the Churches of the Presbyterial Order at Amoy, China" by J. V. N. Talmage
Various judicatories were erected, and numerous minute perplexing regulations were made.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 1 (of 5)" by John Marshall
A reformation of judicatories.
"The Covenants And The Covenanters" by Various
The seats destined for criminals before our judicatories are blackened with persons accused of this guilt.
"The Superstitions of Witchcraft" by Howard Williams
Several of our judicatories have already taken this position.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Being also examined anent the excommunication at Torwood, he declined to answer, as being an ecclesiastical matter, and they a civil judicatory.
"Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)" by John Howie
Nor are the ecclesiastical judicatories of other churches doing much better.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur