One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounusually the judiciary
The judicial authorities of a country; judges collectively.
judges, magistrates, judicatureView synonyms
- ‘The convention of ministerial responsibility is not enforced by the judiciary.’
- ‘This can give rise to substantial queries over the independence and impartiality of the judiciary.’
- ‘The costs grid has been the subject of comment among the bar and the judiciary.’
- ‘In my view, the judiciary has no right to expect that it should escape scrutiny or comment.’
- ‘With unprecedented frankness, they speak of the government's contempt for the judiciary.’
- ‘In some jurisdictions, the judiciary are provided with the resources to run the courts.’
- ‘The job of the judiciary is to interpret the law, but this was no mere interpretation.’
- ‘Why did the public part of the event not include responses from the judiciary?’
- ‘The submission also urged ministers to ditch plans by which they would no longer be accountable to the judiciary.’
- ‘He is undermining the credibility and independence of the judiciary, and for what?’
- ‘Owing to high court costs, many people cannot afford to turn to the judiciary to vindicate their rights.’
- ‘In this and other respects, much depends on the response of the national judiciary.’
- ‘We will never have successful police reform as long as the judiciary is and is perceived to be corrupt.’
- ‘The consideration of public interest has caused some problems for the judiciary.’
- ‘Yet geography and professionalization of the judiciary have affected the status of the judges.’
- ‘That will raise legitimate concerns about the independence of the judiciary.’
- ‘Such choices are made by the judiciary at the point where the law stops.’
- ‘The previously existing institutions, save for the judiciary, were disbanded.’
- ‘It is a role which, as a result of their accumulated experience, the judiciary is well qualified to perform.’
- ‘We tamper with the independence of the judiciary at the peril of our cherished freedoms.’
Early 19th century: from Latin judiciarius, from judicium ‘judgement’.
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