Ju"di*ca*ture (?; 135), n. [F., fr. LL. judicatura.]


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.


A court of justice; a judicatory.



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 divorce. Milton.


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