• (British) IPA: /ˈd͡ʒuːdɪkət͡ʃə/, /d͡ʒʊˈdɪkət͡ʃə/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈd͡ʒuːdɪˌkeɪt͡ʃɚ/


  1. The administration of justice by judges and courts; judicial process. [from 16th c.]
  2. The office or authority of a judge; jurisdiction. [from 16th c.]
  3. Judges collectively; a court or group of courts; the judiciary. [from 16th c.]
    • 1790, Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France, Oxford 2009, p. 207:
      Such an independent judicature was ten time more necessary when a democracy became the absolute power of the country.

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