juridical (adj.) c.1500, from L. iuridicalis "relating to right; pertaining to justice," from iuridicus, from ius "right, law" (gen. iuris; see JURIST (Cf. jurist)) + dicere "to say, to speak" (see DICTION (Cf. diction)). Related: Juridically.

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  • juridical — ju·rid·i·cal /ju̇ ri di kəl/ adj [Latin juridicus, from jur jus law + dicere to say] 1: of or relating to the administration of justice or the office of a judge raises a juridical question regarding trial 2: of or relating to law or jurisprudence …   Law dictionary

  • juridical — juristic, judicial, judiciary …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • juridical — [jo͞o rid′i kəl, joorid′i kləl] adj. [L juridicus < jus (gen. juris), law (see JURY1) + dicere, to point out, declare (see DICTION) + AL] of judicial proceedings, jurisprudence, or law: also juridic juridically adv …   English World dictionary

  • Juridical — Juridic Ju*rid ic, Juridical Ju*rid ic*al, a. [L. juridicus relating to the administration of justice; jus, juris, right, law + dicare to pronounce: cf. F. juridique. See {Just}, a., and {Diction}.] Pertaining to a judge or to jurisprudence;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • juridical — adjective /dʒʊˈɹɪdɪkəl/ Pertaining to the law or rule of law, legal; judicial, related to the administration of justice (as to jurisprudence, or to the function of a judge or court). ...in any case one schematizes power in a juridical form, and… …   Wiktionary

  • juridical — also juridic adjective Etymology: Latin juridicus, from jur , jus + dicere to say more at diction Date: 1502 1. of or relating to the administration of justice or the office of a judge 2. of or relating to law or jurisprudence ; legal •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • juridical — juridically, adv. /joo rid i keuhl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the administration of justice. 2. of or pertaining to law or jurisprudence; legal. Also, juridic. [1495 1505; < L juridic(us) (juri , comb. form of jus law + dic , base of dicere to …   Universalium

  • juridical — Synonyms and related words: actionable, applicable, authorized, competent, constitutional, critical, judgmental, judicative, judicatorial, judicatory, judicial, judiciary, judicious, juridic, jurisdictional, jurisdictive, juristic, just,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • juridical — ju|rid|i|cal [dʒuˈrıdıkəl] adj formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: juridicus, from jus ( JUST2) + dicere to say ] relating to judges or the law …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • juridical — ju|rid|i|cal [ dʒu rıdıkl ] adjective VERY FORMAL relating to courts or the law …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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