|1.||Pertaining or appropriate to courts of justice, or to a judge; practiced or conformed to in the administration of justice; sanctioned or ordered by a court; |
|2.||Fitted or apt for judging or deciding; |
|3.||Belonging to the judiciary, as distinguished from |
|Adj.||1.||judicial - decreed by or proceeding from a court of justice; "a judicial decision"|
|2.||judicial - belonging or appropriate to the office of a judge; "judicial robes"|
|3.||judicial - relating to the administration of justice or the function of a judge; "judicial system"|
|4.||judicial - expressing careful judgment; "discriminative censure"; "a biography ...appreciative and yet judicial in purpose"-Tyler Dennett|
JUDICIAL. Belonging, or emanating from a judge, as such.
2. Judicial sales, are such as are ordered by virtue of the process of courts. 1 Supp. to Ves. jr., 129, 160; 2 Ves. jr., 50.
3. A judicial writ is one issued in the progress of the cause, in contradistinction to an original writ. 3 Bl. Com. 282.
4. Judicial decisions, are the opinions or determinations of the judges in causes before them. Hale, H. C. L. 68; Willes' R. 666; 3 Barn. & Ald. 122 4 Barn. & Adolph. 207 1 H. B1. 63; 5 M. & S. 185.
5. Judicial power, the authority vested in the judges. The constitution of the United States declares, that "the judicial power of the United States shall be vested in one supreme court, and in such inferior courts as the congress may, from time to time, ordain and establish." Art. 3, s. 1. 6. By the constitutions of the several states, the judicial power is vested in such courts as are enumerated in each respectively. See the names Of, the several states. There is nothing in the constitution of the United States to forbid or prevent the legislature of a state from exercising judicial functions; 2 Pet. R. 413; and judicial acts have occasionally been performed by the legislatures. 2 Root, R. 350; 3 Greenl. R. 334; 3 Dall. R. 386; 2 Pet. R. 660; 16 Mass. R. 328; Walk. R. 258; 1 New H. Rep. 199; 10 Yerg. R. 59; 4 Greenl. R. 140; 2 Chip., R. 77; 1 Aik. R. 314. But a state legislature cannot annul the judgments, nor determine the jurisdiction of the courts of the United States; 5 Cranch, It. 116; 2 Dall. R. 410; nor authoritatively declare what the law is, or has been, but what it shall be. 2 Cranch, R. 272; 4 Pick. R. 23. Vide Ayl. Parerg. 27; 3 M. R. 248; 4 M. R. 451; 9 M. R. 325; 6 M. R. 668; 12 M. R. 349; 3 N. S. 551; 5 N. S. 519; 1 L. R. 438 7 M. R. 325; 9 M. R. 204; 10 M. R. 1.
WRITS, JUDICIAL, practice. In England those writs which issue from the common law courts during the progress of a suit, are described as judicial writs, by way of distinction from the original one obtained from chancery. 3 Bl. Com. 282.actionable, analytical, applicable, authorized, careful, circumspect, competent, considerate, constitutional, critical, curial, discerning, discreet, discriminating, discriminative, discriminatory, distinguishing, enlightened, fair, forensic, impartial, judgmatic, judgmental, judicative, judicatorial, judiciary, judicious, juridic, juridical, jurisdictional, jurisdictive, juristic, just, justiciable, keen, kosher, lawful, lawmaking, legislative, legit, legitimate, licit, magisterial, official, perceptive, percipient, perspicacious, politic, provident, prudent, prudential, reflecting, reflective, rightful, sanctioned, sharp, statutory, thoughtful, tribunal, valid, well-advised, well-judged, within the law