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JUDICIAL

Relating to the courts or belonging to the office of a judge; a term pertaining to the administration of justice, the courts, or a judge, as in judicial power.

A judicial act involves an exercise of discretion or an unbiased decision by a court or judge, as opposed to a ministerial, clerical, or routine procedure. A judicial act affects the rights of the parties or property brought before the court. It is the interpretation and application of the law to a particular set of facts contested by litigants in a court of law, resulting from discretion and based upon an evaluation of the evidence presented at a hearing.

Judicial connotes the power to punish, sentence, and resolve conflicts.

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ju·di·cial / joōˈdishəl/ • adj. of, by, or appropriate to a court or judge: a judicial inquiry into the allegations a judicial system. DERIVATIVES: ju·di·cial·ly adv.

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judicial pert. to judgement or a judge XIV; giving judgement XVI. — L. jūdiciālis, f. jūdicium judgement, f. jūdex, jūdic- JUDGE; see -IAL.
So judicious XVI. — F. judicieux.

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