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


sub judice

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’.