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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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