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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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2) These developments are discussed in Christopher Curran, "The Judicature Act of 1824 and Its Antecedents," in Christopher Curran and Melvin Baker, eds.
It has been argued that the aforementioned amendment to the Judicature Act was mala fide enacted with a view to emaciate the judiciary.
Sheldon Goldman, Reagan's Judicial Legacy: Completing the Puzzle and Summing Up, 72 JUDICATURE 318, 322 (1989); see also Biographical Directory of Judges, http://www.
Shafi'i, Maliki and Hanbali Schools provide and insist that this requirement should be available in the person who conducts the judicature.
The collection Quincy's papers has come to what the editors suggest may by the most unique and important volumes: his reports on cases of the Superior Court of Judicature of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, the oldest court in continental America and ancestor of today's Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.
He became the Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court on the 16th July, 1998 and was transferred to the High Court of Judicature at Madras and assumed charge there as Chief Justice on the 9th September, 1999.
6) The event brought together the authors published in this Issue as well as California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George, who delivered the keynote address, which is published in this Issue, Professor Bruce Cain of the University of California-Berkeley, former California Assembly Speaker pro Tempore Fred Keeley, Steven Miller of Hanson Bridgett, LLP, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page, former Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Clifford Taylor, Bert Brandenburg of Justice at Stake, and Cynthia Gray of the American Judicature Society.
We have seen rapid growth in our judicature over the years, so IJTP provides us with the perfect opportunity to properly direct our efforts in our field," said Dr Jamal Alsumaiti, director general of Dubai Judicial Institute.
Use of the Albanian language in judicature is limited.
Lord Justice Robin Jacob of the Supreme Court of Judicature disagreed: He ruled that the potatoe-ness of Pringles is a "matter of overall impression," and his impression is that they're potato chips, and taxable--which means Procter & Gamble now owes the government $160 million in potato chip taxes.
Frckoski notes that, if the opposition wants to win over these voters, it must prepare a program for reforms in the judicature and political system, which would be presented publicly at a peaceful press conference.
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.