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.
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.
© Webster 1913.