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judicial

(joo-dish′ăl) [L. judicalis, pert. to law courts, judicial]
Pert. to a judgement at law, or to the administration of law or of justice, or to the judiciary or judges.
judicially (′ă-lē)
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Applying himself in earlier manhood to the study of the law, and having a natural tendency towards office, he had attained, many years ago, to a judicial situation in some inferior court, which gave him for life the very desirable and imposing title of judge.
It was the most stunning surprise of the decade, and so profound was the sensation that it lifted the new hero up to the judicial one's altitude, and the school had two marvels to gaze upon in place of one.
Micawber saw himself, in his judicial mind's eye, on the woolsack.
Their true import, as far as respects individuals, must, like all other laws, be ascertained by judicial determinations.
Hence, it will result that the administration, the political counsels, and the judicial decisions of the national government will be more wise, systematical, and judicious than those of individual States, and consequently more satisfactory with respect to other nations, as well as more SAFE with respect to us.
With equal, nay with greater reason, a body of men are unfit to be both judges and parties at the same time; yet what are many of the most important acts of legislation, but so many judicial determinations, not indeed concerning the rights of single persons, but concerning the rights of large bodies of citizens?
They were ugly words; in the ears of an innocent man, perhaps all the uglier; for if some judicial error were in act against him, who should set a limit to its grossness or to how far it might be pushed?
Detectives were also charged with narrowly watching those who arrived at or left London by rail, and a judicial examination was at once entered upon.
In the house in which the judicial inquiry was made," continued the impassive cardinal, "there lodges, I believe, a young Bearnais, a friend of the Musketeer.
Now, in spite of the mobility of his countenance, the command of which, like a finished actor, he had carefully studied before the glass, it was by no means easy for him to assume an air of judicial severity.
Temple had, according to the custom of the new settlements, been selected to fill its highest judicial station.
These be the sort' - she took a fine judicial tone, and stuffed her mouth with pan - 'These be the sort to oversee justice.