judiciary (joo-dish-ee-er-ee or joo-dish-[schwa]-ree), n.
1. The branch of government responsible for interpreting the laws and administering justice. Cf. EXECUTIVE(1); LEGISLATURE. [Cases: Judges
1. C.J.S. Judges §§ 2–7.]
2. A system of courts.
3. A body of judges. — Also termed (in sense 3) judicature. — judiciary, adj.