• WordNet 3.6
    • n judiciousness the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating
    • n judiciousness good judgment
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: South Africa is the only country to have three capital cities: one for each branch of its government (Administrative, Legislative, and Judicial).
    • n Judiciousness The quality or state of being judicious; sagacity; sound judgment.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n judiciousness The quality of being judicious, or of acting or being according to sound judgment.
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  • William Shakespeare
    “Though it make the unskillful laugh, cannot but make the judicious grieve.”
  • Alexis De Tocqueville
    “Scarcely any political question arises in the United States that is not resolved, sooner or later, into a judicial question.”
  • King Jr. Martin Luther
    “Morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated. Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless.”
  • Voltaire
    “Originality is nothing but judicious plagiarism.”
  • Felix Frankfurter
    Felix Frankfurter
    “Judicial judgment must take deep account of the day before yesterday in order that yesterday may not paralyze today.”
  • William Shenstone
    William Shenstone
    “Zealous men are ever displaying to you the strength of their belief. while judicious men are showing you the grounds of it.”


In literature:

His office is judicial.
"Crime: Its Cause and Treatment" by Clarence Darrow
He was at once a munificent and a severely judicious patron of genius and learning.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
Mr. Quigg, having performed his office, judiciously stepped aside, and left the honors and burdens of conversation with the three friends.
"Round the Block" by John Bell Bouton
BLOODY ASSIZES, the judicial massacres and cruel injustices perpetrated by Judge Jeffreys during Circuit in 1685.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Kentucky no doubt will cooperate, and through her legislature make the most judicious selection of a line.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Lincoln" by Compiled by James D. Richardson
The second class of lawyer, the counsellor, is more of the judicial type.
"Analyzing Character" by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
All who left judicial stations under the United States to aid the rebellion.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
A commission for the revision of the judicial code of the reform tribunal of Egypt is now in session in Cairo.
"Messages and Papers of Rutherford B. Hayes" by James D. Richardson
His advice to the King, and to the Duke of Buckingham who was the King's king, was always judicious.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 3" by Various
Like a judicious painter, she endeavors to preserve a certain unity of style and coloring in her pieces.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4" by Charles Dudley Warner

In poetry:

Define its laws and origin
In terms judicial,
Repeat the names it glories in,
And the initials.
"In everything I seek to grasp..." by Boris Pasternak
Yet the swan that swims in rivers,
Pleases the judicious sight;
Who, of brighter colours heedless,
Trusts alone to simple white.
"Neatness In Apparel" by Charles Lamb
Ere shall they not, who resolute explore
Times gloomy backward with judicious eyes;
And scanning right the practice of yore,
Shall deem our hoar progenitors unwise.
"Parody of a Translation from the Medea of Euripides" by Samuel Johnson
Now, Jurymen, hear my advice—
All kinds of vulgar prejudice
I pray you set aside:
With stern, judicial frame of mind
From bias free of every kind,
This trial must be tried.
"Trial" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Then Elegance, with coy judicious hand,
Shall cull fresh flowerets for Ophelia's tomb;
And Beauty chide the Fate's severe command,
That show'd the frailty of so fair a bloom!
"Elegy IV. Ophilia's Urn. To Mr. Graves" by William Shenstone
They roused him with muffins—they roused him with ice—
They roused him with mustard and cress—
They roused him with jam and judicious advice—
They set him conundrums to guess.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll

In news:

The only district judicial judge election in the 8th Judicial District was one of the closest races for area voters Tuesday.
Judicial Activists, Forced Fruit and "Twilight": The Kagan Charade Remembered.
Eighth Judicial District Attorney General Paul Phillips, foreground, asked senior Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood Tuesday morning to grant a "nolle prosequi" in the case against Paul Gregory House.
In the wake of a judicial sanction against former Onondaga County Family Court Judge Bryan Hedges, his photo along with others was removed from public display at the courthouse.
Court of Probate for the Judicial District of Danbury No 34.
Movement Liberals Cannot Credibly Demand Judicial Restraint.
Michaelangelo Conte/The Jersey Journal Malcolm Steele, 19, appears in Central Judicial Processing court on Friday, Sept 7, 2012, on charges that he participated in a shooting outside a Jersey City high school.
Governor Pawlenty is defending his latest judicial pick.
Why the Judicial-Vacancy Crisis Should Matter.
Judicial Coalition, has spent more than a million dollars to saturate the state with a banjo-plucking TV ad supporting Justice Paul Newby over Judge Sam Ervin IV on the state Supreme Court.
Something is wrong with the judicial system .
Politics aside, however, the Amanda Knox case also highlights mounting public frustration with a judicial system seen as deeply flawed.
A judicious opinion on Pennsylvania's silly voter ID law.
Judicious choice in Judge.
A Judicious TV Image, With a Flair for Detail.

In science:

We shall first show that R can be chosen small compared to ¯g0 by a judicious contour deformation.
Diffusion corrections to the hard pomeron
Eq. (14) is suitable for data analysis and the most usual known discrete growth models are recovered with the judicious choice of the ˜q and θ parameters as it shown in Table 1.
Generalized exponential function and discrete growth models
While the decrease of |αs (Q2)| on moving away from the spacelike point along the contour does allow the convergence of the integrated series to be improved through judicious choices of the sum rule weight w(s), for weights not chosen specifically with this purpose in mind very slow D = 2 convergence is to be expected.
Status of the Hadronic Tau Determination of V_us
Furthermore, these representation planes permit one to judiciously select the best randomizing procedure.
Quantifiers for randomness of chaotic pseudo random number generators
This description makes it quite easy to verify the (appropriate modification of ) Assumption 17 in this case: one just has to makes judicious choices for Y , X ′ , Y ′ as follows.
Bloch-type conjectures and an example of a threefold of general type