juridical

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj juridical relating to the administration of justice or the function of a judge "judicial system"
    • adj juridical of or relating to the law or jurisprudence "juridical days"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Juridical Pertaining to a judge or to jurisprudence; acting in the distribution of justice; used in courts of law; according to law; legal; as, juridical law. "This juridical sword.""The body corporate of the kingdom, in juridical construction, never dies."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • juridical Pertaining to the promulgation or dispensation of law; founded upon or according to the forms of law; relating to or concerned with administrative law: as, a juridical argument; juridical methods; juridical oppression.
    • juridical Subsisting in contemplation of law; of the nature of an abstract legal conception: as, a juridical person, or a juridical transaction (that is to say, a person or transaction legally supposed or conceived of to some extent irrespective of actual existence and of incidents and circumstances not recognized by the law).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Juridical jōō-rid′ik-al relating to the distribution of justice: pertaining to a judge: used in courts of law
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. juridicus, relating to the administration of justice; jus, juris, right, law + dicare, to pronounce: cf. F. juridique,. See Just (a.), and Diction
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. juridicusjus, juris, law, dicere[typo: dicĕre], to declare.

Usage

In literature:

Finally, this authoritative juridical power of synods is threefold, viz.
"The Divine Right of Church Government" by Sundry Ministers Of Christ Within The City Of London
Still less acceptable is his advice to "sweep away juridical niceties" in the conduct of hostilities.
"Letters To "The Times" Upon War And Neutrality (1881-1920)" by Thomas Erskine Holland
But the juridical momentum was strong within me.
"Norse Tales and Sketches" by Alexander Lange Kielland
This juridical concept is the starting-point of theology.
"Tragic Sense Of Life" by Miguel de Unamuno
He had one night a vision, whether awake or sleeping has not been decided by the juridical informations of the Father's life.
"The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVI. (of 18)" by John Dryden
Except in their effect upon neutrals, there is no juridical difference between the two.
"Some Principles of Maritime Strategy" by Julian Stafford Corbett
All this seems rather inconsistent; but it shows how difficult it is to apply these juridical ideas to our present case.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
It is a regular and juridical course; and unless I choose it, nothing can compel me to go further.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. III. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
The one is juridical, the other political.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VII. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
It is not so from the natural or technical rules of construction of the act of Parliament, but from the principles of juridical policy.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XI. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
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In poetry:

Or through dawn-mist
The grey and rose
Of the juridical
Flamingoes;
"'The Age Demanded'" by Ezra Pound

In news:

The laws that guarantee Quebec judicial representation "ensure that the bi-juridical and bilingual traditions of our country are recognized and reflected in the composition of these federal courts," he writes.
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In science:

On account of the experience of Galilei, who got into juridical trouble for contradicting the words of the Bible, we prefer to follow very closely the cosmological prescriptions of the Genesis.
Phenomenological Aspects of the Pre-Big-Bang Scenario in String Cosmology
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