Etymology
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judicature (n.)

1520s, "legal power of administering judgment," from Medieval Latin iudicatura, from iudicat-, past participle stem of Latin iudicare "to judge" (see judge (v.)). For ending see -ure. Meaning "extent of jurisdiction of a judge or court" is from 1847.

updated on February 16, 2016

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Definitions of judicature from WordNet

judicature (n.)
an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business;
Synonyms: court / tribunal
judicature (n.)
the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government;
Synonyms: judiciary / judicatory / judicial system
judicature (n.)
the act of meting out justice according to the law;
Synonyms: administration
judicature (n.)
the position of judge;
Synonyms: judgeship
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