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“Judicial” is a descriptive term used to indicate that a thing refers, relates, or pertains to a judge or the court. For example:

  • A judicial proceeding is a proceeding over which a judge presides.
  • A judicial sale is a sale ordered by or under the supervision of a court.
  • Judicial discretion is a term used to describe the judge’s freedom to make decisions based on what is right given the circumstances.
  • Judicial ethics are the standard and norms that bear on judges.
  • Judicial administration consists of the practices, procedures and offices that deal with the management of the system of the courts.

[Last updated in June of 2020 by the Wex Definitions Team]