Definition of sub judice adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sub judice

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌsʌb ˈdʒuːdəsi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsʌb ˈdʒuːdəsi//
 
; BrE BrE//ˌsʌb ˈdʒuːdəseɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsʌb ˈdʒuːdəseɪ//
 
; BrE BrE//ˌsʌb ˈdʒuːdəkeɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsʌb ˈdʒuːdəkeɪ//
 
[not usually before noun](from Latin, law)
 
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if a legal case is sub judice, it is still being discussed in court and it is therefore illegal for anyone to talk about it in newspapers, etc. Word OriginLatin, literally ‘under a judge’.