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Quasi-judicial means “court like.” Some common usages of the term “quasi-judicial” in a legal sense include: 

  • Quasi-judicial refers to a proceeding conducted by an administrative or executive official or organization that is similar to a court proceeding, e.g. a hearing conducted by a human rights commission. A court may review a decision arising from a quasi-judicial proceeding.
  • Quasi-judicial can also refer to a judicial act performed by an official who is either not a judge or not acting in their capacity as a judge. 

[Last updated in May of 2022 by the Wex Definitions Team]