[syn: judgeship, judicature]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Judicature \Ju"di*ca*ture\ (?; 135), n. [F., fr. LL.
1. The state or profession of those employed in the
administration of justice; also, the dispensing or
administration of justice.
The honor of the judges in their judicature is the
king's honor. --Bacon.
2. A court of justice; a judicatory. --South.
3. The right of judicial action; jurisdiction; extent
jurisdiction of a judge or court.
Our Savior disputes not here the judicature, for
that was not his office, but the morality, of
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct
judicial business [syn: court, tribunal, judicature]
2: the system of law courts that administer justice and
constitute the judicial branch of government [syn:
judiciary, judicature, judicatory, judicial system]
3: the act of meting out justice according to the law [syn:
4: the position of judge [syn: judgeship, judicature]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
29 Moby Thesaurus words for "judicature":
Areopagus, adjudgment, adjudication, arbitrament, arbitration,
board, choice, council, court, court of arbitration,
court of justice, court of law, curia, deeming, discrimination,
forum, good judgment, inquisition, judging, judgment, judicatory,
judicial process, judiciary, justice, law court, legal tribunal,
the Inquisition, the courts, tribunal
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
JUDICATURE. The state of those employed in the administration of justice,
and in this sense it is nearly synonymous with judiciary. This term is also
used to signify a tribunal; and sometimes it is employed to show the extent
of jurisdiction, as, the judicature is upon writs of error, &c. Com. Dig.
Parliament, L 1; and see Com. Dig. Courts, A.