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)
Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
n the highest appellate court for Britain's dependencies and for some dominions of the Commonwealth
n (Family law) a decree prohibiting a man and wife from cohabiting but not dissolving the marriage
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a mensa et thoro
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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