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 his or her capacity as a judge.
[Last updated in May of 2022 by the Wex Definitions Team]