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judicial  


      adj  
1    of or relating to the administration of justice  
2    of or relating to judgment in a court of law or to a judge exercising this function  
3    inclined to pass judgment; discriminating  
4    allowed or enforced by a court of law  
a decree of judicial separation     
5    having qualities appropriate to a judge  
6    giving or seeking judgment, esp. determining or seeking determination of a contested issue  
     (C14: from Latin judicialis belonging to the law courts, from judicium judgment, from judex a judge)  
  judicially      adv  


Judicial Committee of the Privy Council  
      n   the highest appellate court for Britain's dependencies and for some dominions of the Commonwealth  
judicial separation  
      n     (Family law)   a decree prohibiting a man and wife from cohabiting but not dissolving the marriage  
   See also       a mensa et thoro  
  
Compare  
    divorce  
quasi-judicial  
      adj   denoting or relating to powers and functions similar to those of a judge, such as those exercised by an arbitrator, administrative tribunal, etc.  
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