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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


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.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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