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Latin judicatorius.


judicatory ‎(comparative more judicatory, superlative most judicatory)

  1. Pertaining to judgement, or to passing a sentence.
    • T. Wharton
      Judicatory tribunals.
    • Bishop Hall
      Power to reject in an authoritative or judicatory way.
  2. By which a judgement can be made; decisive, critical.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.12:
      To judge of the apparances that we receive of subjects, we had need have a judicatorie instrument: to verifie this instrument we should have demonstration; and to approve demonstration, an instrument; thus are we ever turning round.


judicatory ‎(plural judicatories)

  1. (chiefly in Scotland) A court or tribunal
  2. judicature