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juridical

Legal Definition of juridical

Adjective

  1. Relating to law and judicial proceedings
  2. Pertaining to the judicial office, or to jurisprudence

Definition of juridical

Alternative forms

  • juridic

Etymology

    From Latin iuridicus, from ius ‘law'.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /d'ʊˈɹɪdɪkəl/

Adjective

juridical (comparative more juridical, superlative most juridical)

  1. Pertaining to the law or rule of law, legal; judicial, related to the administration of justice (as to jurisprudence, or to the function of a judge or court).

    * 1978, Michel Foucault, The Will to Knowledge, trans. Robert Hurley, Penguin 1998, page 85:
    ...in any case one schematizes power in a juridical form, and one defines its effects as obedience.

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