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adjudge to award by judicial procedure. [1/3 definitions]
adjudicate to settle by a judge or judges or in a judicial procedure. [1/2 definitions]
assize a judicial inquest, the legal order on which it is convened, or the verdict issuing from it. [1/4 definitions]
Bloemfontein the judicial capital of South Africa. (Cf. Cape Town, Pretoria.)
circuit court a court that can hold sessions in different locations in a judicial district. [1/2 definitions]
civil service any branch of government that is not part of the legislative, judicial, or military services. [1/3 definitions]
cognizable falling within the jurisdiction of the judicial system, or within that of a particular court. [1/2 definitions]
D.A. abbreviation of "District Attorney," the government prosecutor of criminal cases for a specified judicial district.
deficiency judgment a judicial decision in favor of a creditor for that part of a debt not satisfied by the debtor, esp. following the foreclosure and sale of a mortgage property.
determination the decision reached in a judicial case, or the process of reaching such a decision. [1/5 definitions]
district attorney the government prosecutor of criminal cases for a specified judicial district.
district court a U.S. Federal trial court in each judicial district. [2 definitions]
due process an established set of legal procedures and methods designed to protect citizens against arbitrary action by the government. U.S. law dictates that all judicial action must follow these consistent procedures and safeguards in order to protect the rights of individuals.
find in law, to decide after judicial deliberations. [1/8 definitions]
General Court in colonial New England, a local assembly that had both legislative and judicial powers. [1/2 definitions]
judicial activism judicial practice based on the belief that courts may play a role in the creation of new policy by broadly interpreting and reinterpreting the language of the Constitution and other laws when doing so best enables the service of justice.
judicial restraint judicial practice based on the belief that courts should not influence the creation of new policy or laws and that they should only interfere with the laws of the legislature when they are deemed clearly unconstitutional.
judiciary the judicial sector of government. [1/4 definitions]
justice the implementation of law through the judicial system. [1/5 definitions]
law those who enforce the rules in a society, esp. the police and the judicial system (prec. by the). [1/6 definitions]
magistrate a public official who exercises a judicial or executive function, such as a mayor or justice of the peace.