judicial adj[Latin judicialis , from judicium judgment, from judic- judex judge, from jus right, law + dicere to determine, say]
1 a : of or relating to a judgment, the function of judging, the administration of justice, or the judiciary
b : of, relating to, or being the branch of government that is charged with trying all cases that involve the government and with the administration of justice within its jurisdiction compare administrative , executive , legislative
2 : created, ordered, or enforced by a court [a foreclosure] compare conventional , legal
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.