Definition of judicature noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    judicature

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈdʒuːdɪkətʃə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒuːdɪkətʃər//
     
    (law)
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] the system by which courts, trials, etc. are organized in a country
  2. 2the judicature [singular + singular or plural verb] judges when they are considered as a group
  3. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from medieval Latin judicatura, from Latin judicare ‘to judge’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: judicature