judiciary

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n judiciary persons who administer justice
    • n judiciary the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Judiciary Of or pertaining to courts of judicature, or legal tribunals; judicial; as, a judiciary proceeding.
    • n Judiciary That branch of government in which judicial power is vested; the system of courts of justice in a country; the judges, taken collectively; as, an independent judiciary; the senate committee on the judiciary.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • judiciary Pertaining to courts of judicature or legal tribunals; judicial.
    • n judiciary That branch of government which is concerned in the trial and determination of controversies between parties and of criminal prosecutions; the system of courts of justice in a country; the judges taken collectively.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Judiciary jōō-dish′i-ar-i the judges taken collectively
    • adj Judiciary pertaining to the courts of law: passing judgment
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Quotations

  • Thomas Jefferson
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    “The constitution, on this hypothesis, is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, which they may twist and shape into any form they please.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. judiciarius, fr. judicium, judgment: cf. F. judiciare,. See Judicial

Usage

In literature:

These are altogether Judiciary questions.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III. 1791-1804" by Thomas Paine
It was referred at once to the Committee on the Judiciary.
"History of the Constitutions of Iowa" by Benjamin F. Shambaugh
The case was brought to this court under the twenty-fifth section of the judiciary act.
"Report of the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Opinions of the Judges Thereof, in the Case of Dred Scott versus John F.A. Sandford" by Benjamin C. Howard
But this was not the opinion of an independent judiciary.
"Concerning Justice" by Lucilius A. Emery
Why this uniform concurrence of the judiciary with the legislature?
"The Unconstitutionality of Slavery" by Lysander Spooner
These are evils which are incident to the nature of judiciary laws.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
The judiciary applied them to the decision of controversies.
"An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law" by Roscoe Pound
The Judiciary is the People's Judiciary.
"The Irish Constitution" by Darrell Figgis
The basileus had also sacerdotal and judiciary functions beside those of a military leader.
"The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State" by Frederick Engels
The latter belonged to the regular Philippine judiciary and were at this time all Americans.
"The Career of Leonard Wood" by Joseph Hamblen Sears
It was provided that there should be a national judiciary entirely independent of the legislature and executive.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 4" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
Wentworth thought to secure Dr. Bartlett by making him a member of the judiciary.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
India had no independent judiciary, no parliament, no constitution.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
The former went to the Committee on the Judiciary, the latter to the Select Committee on Slavery and Freedom.
"Fugitive Slaves" by Marion Gleason McDougall
A learned jurist, he contributed during the Constituent Assembly to the organization of the judiciary of France.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8" by Various
The whole machinery of government, as well as the law and the judiciary, was at the same time assimilated, formally at least, to the English model.
"Irish History and the Irish Question" by Goldwin Smith
Concerted action by this group of the judiciary might accomplish worthy results almost immediately.
"Habits that Handicap" by Charles B. Towns
The Judiciary, thank heaven!
"The Long Lane's Turning" by Hallie Erminie Rives
In France, the Office of Counsellor, or Member of their judiciary Parliaments, is more honourable.
"Benjamin Franklin" by Frank Luther Mott
The question then came upon the contents of the bill as reported by the Judiciary committee.
"The Middle Period 1817-1858" by John William Burgess
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In news:

Supreme Court of India limits reach of judiciary into international arbitrations.
In September Manjula Tillekeratne, the secretary of the Judicial Service Commission, alleged in a press release that efforts were being made to destroy the independence of the judiciary as well as the rule of law.
Prosecutor's Victory Shows Judiciary 's Power in Egypt.
Pakistan government bows before judiciary in corruption case.
Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing On Protecting Mobile Privacy.
House Judiciary Accuses Obama of 'Cooking Books' on Immigration.
Each year, the Academy of New Orleans Trial Lawyers holds a seafood party to honor the local judiciary .
Judiciary Committee Approves Bill for 2012 Legislative Session Consideration.
Holder spars with GOP members of House Judiciary panel.
US Attorney General Eric Holder Lies to House Judiciary Committee about Medical Marijuana Crackdown.
Eric Holder's bizarre House Judiciary testimony.
Attorney General Eric Holder attended hearings into Operation Fast and Furious by the House Judiciary committee on Thursday.
Judiciary Committee Approves Article to Impeach President Nixon, 27 to 11.
STATE BAR PRESIDENT VINCENT DOYLE MARKS LAW DAY BY STRESSING IMPORTANCE OF ADEQUATELY FUNDED JUDICIARY .
Doyle noted the "essential role" the courts play in the lives of Americans, and said that unless the Judiciary has adequate resources, it cannot fulfill that role.
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