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Noun judicature has 4 senses
  1. court, tribunal, judicature - an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
    --1 is a kind of assembly
    --1 has parts: Bench
    --1 has members: jury
    --1 has particulars:
     International Court of Justice, World Court; appellate court, appeals court, court of appeals; assizes, court of assize, court of assize and nisi prius; chancery, court of chancery; consistory; criminal court; divorce court; family court, domestic relations court, court of domestic relations; federal court; Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, F.I.S.C.; inferior court, lower court; Inquisition; juvenile court; kangaroo court; military court; moot court; police court; probate court; quarter sessions; Rota; Star Chamber; superior court; supreme court, state supreme court, high court; traffic court; trial court
  2. judiciary, judicature, judicatory, judicial system - the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government
    --2 is a kind of system, scheme
    --2 is a part of government, authorities, regime
    --2 has particulars: Federal Judiciary
  3. justice, judicature - the administration of law; the act of determining rights and assigning rewards or punishments; "justice deferred is justice denied"
    --3 is a kind of administration, disposal
  4. judgship, judgeship, judicature - the position of judge
    --4 is a kind of position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation
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