/jooh"di keuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj., n., pl. judicatories.
1. of or pertaining to judgment or the administration of justice; judiciary: judicatory power.
2. a court of law and justice; tribunal; judiciary.
3. the administration of justice.
[1565-75; (n.) < ML judicatorium law court, equiv. to judica(re) to JUDGE + -torium -TORY2; (adj.) < LL judicatorius, equiv. to judica(re) + -torius -TORY1]

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