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



    BrE BrE//ˈdʒuːdɪkətʃə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒuːdɪkətʃər//
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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 Originmid 16th cent.: from medieval Latin judicatura, from Latin judicare ‘to judge’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: judicature