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judicial review

judicial review

 
pronunciation:
ju dI shl rih vyu
part of speech: noun
definition: the power of a court to review the constitutionality of laws and governmental actions, or the practice of doing so.
The Founding Fathers supported the principle of judicial review as a safeguard against the abuse of power by the executive or legislative branch of government.Any new law passed by Congress is subject to judicial review by the Supreme Court.