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Judicature
[n] the administration of justice;
(the judicature) judges collectively; the judiciary
refer: judiciary
Judiciary
[n] (the judiciary) the judicial authorities of a country
; judges collectively
refer: judicature
Jurisdiction
[n] the official power to make legal decisions and judgements
; a system of law courts; a judicature
; the territory or sphere of activity over which the legal authority of a court or other institution extends
Verdict
[n] a decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case or an inquest
; an opinion or judgement
Jury
[n] a body of people (typically twelve in number) sworn to give a verdict in a legal case on basis of evidence submitted to them in court
Electorate
[n] all the people in a country or area who are entitled to vote in an election
Attorney
[n] a person, typically a lawyer, appointed to act for another in business or legal matters
refer: barrister, solicitor
Conveyance
[n] <Law> the legal process of transferring property from one owner to another
Solicitor
[n] a member of the legal profession qualified to deal with conveyancing, the drawing up of wills, and other legal matters
Barrister
[n] a person called to the bar and entitled to practice as an advocate
Attach
[v] <Law> seize (a person or property) by legal authority
Attach
[v] <Law> seize (a person or property) by legal authority
Abrogate
[v] to cancel by authority
The judge would not abrogate the law.
Adjure
(v.) solemnly ordered
The jurors were adjured by the judge to make a fair decision.
Statute
[n] a written law passed by a legislative body
Statutory
[adj] required, permitted, or exacted by statute