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A term used to describe the judicial branch of government; the judiciary; or those connected with the court system.

Judicature refers to those officers who administer justice and keep the peace. It signifies a tribunal or court of justice.

The Judicature Acts of England are the laws that established the present court system in England.


noun administration of justice, authority, bench, court, court of law, court's jurisdiction, extent of the court's authority, forum, judicatory, jurisdiction, jurisdiction of the court, legal authority, legal power, tribunal
See also: assembly, bar, bench, council, court, forum, judgment, judicatory, judiciary


1 the administration of justice.
2 the office, function, or power of a judge.
3 the extent of authority of a court or judge.
4 a body of judges or persons exercising judicial authority.
5 a court of justice or such courts collectively.

JUDICATURE. The state of those employed in the administration of justice, and in this sense it is nearly synonymous with judiciary. This term is also used to signify a tribunal; and sometimes it is employed to show the extent of jurisdiction, as, the judicature is upon writs of error, &c. Com. Dig. Parliament, L 1; and see Com. Dig. Courts, A.

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They argue that Macedonia has made progress in five of eight benchmarks, but warn that three benchmarks are still critical: judicature, public administration, and fight against corruption.
By introducing retention elections as a central component of the merit selection (and retention) system, Kales, the American Judicature Society, and the American Bar Association believed that judges would remain accountable even absent contested elections.
Vice-President Barrot praised Macedonia's progress in the visa liberalization process and he extolled the state's results in fulfilling the guidelines in the spheres of judicature and internal affairs.
The case was tried before five judges of the state's Superior Court of Judicature, which would later become the Supreme Judicial Court, 81 years before the creation of the Massachusetts Superior Court in 1859.
He was later Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Superior Court of Judicature and Governor of the state.