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Borrowed from Latin iudicatio, iudicationis.


judication (countable and uncountable, plural judications)

  1. The act of judging, judgment.
    • 1853, Marcus Tullius Cicero, C. D. Yonge (translator), On invention,
      From this mode of bringing forward evidence, arises that last kind of dispute which we call the judication, or examination of the excuses alleged. And that is of this kind: whether it was right that his mother should be put to death by Orestes, because she had put to death Orestes's father?
    • 1988, P. A. Brunt, The fall of the Roman Republic and related essays,
      Moreover it is clear that in Cicero's time judication in civil as well as in criminal cases enhanced a man's dignity, which was dear to every upper-class Roman.
    • 1990, M. Afzalur Rahim, Theory and research in conflict management,
      Judication is a process in which each party offers facts and arguments to a judge or executive in order to persuade that arbiter to render an authoritative decision on its behalf.

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