1. [ noun ] (law,work) the administration of law; the act of determining rights and assigning rewards or punishments
Synonyms: justice

"justice deferred is justice denied"

Related terms: administration prejudice law
2. [ noun ] (law) the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government
Synonyms: judicatory judicial_system judiciary
Related terms: system federal_judiciary government
3. [ noun ] (law) an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
Synonyms: court tribunal
Related terms: assembly trial_court federal_court International_Court_of_Justice criminal_court Star_Chamber police_court divorce_court inferior_court assizes appellate_court juvenile_court kangaroo_court chancery military_court probate_court quarter_sessions Rota moot_court superior_court supreme_court traffic_court consistory Sanhedrin inquisition court_of_domestic_relations f.i.s.c. jury Bench
4. [ noun ] (law,work) the position of judge
Synonyms: judgeship judgship
Related terms: position
Similar spelling:   judicatory