Judicial vs. Judicious - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Judicial (adjective)

    Of or relating to the administration of justice.

  • Judicial (adjective)

    Of or relating to the court system or the judicial branch of government.

  • Judicial (adjective)

    specified by a civil bill court under the terms of the Land Law (Ireland) Act, 1881

    "judicial rent, judicial lease"

  • Judicial (adjective)

    Of or relating to judgeship or the judiciary, the collective body of judges.

  • Judicial (noun)

    That branch of government which is responsible for maintaining the courts of law and for the administration of justice.

  • Judicious (adjective)

    Having, characterized by, or done with good judgment or sound thinking.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Judicial (adjective)

    of, by, or appropriate to a law court or judge; relating to the administration of justice

    "a judicial system"

    "a judicial inquiry into the allegations"

  • Judicious (adjective)

    having, showing, or done with good judgement or sense

    "the judicious use of public investment"

Webster Dictionary

  • Judicial (adjective)

    Pertaining or appropriate to courts of justice, or to a judge; practiced or conformed to in the administration of justice; sanctioned or ordered by a court; as, judicial power; judicial proceedings; a judicial sale.

  • Judicial (adjective)

    Fitted or apt for judging or deciding; as, a judicial mind; judicial temperament.

  • Judicial (adjective)

    Belonging to the judiciary, as distinguished from legislative, administrative, or executive. See Executive.

  • Judicial (adjective)

    Judicious.

  • Judicious (adjective)

    Of or relating to a court; judicial.

  • Judicious (adjective)

    Directed or governed by sound judgment; having sound judgment; wise; prudent; sagacious; discreet.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Judicial (adjective)

    decreed by or proceeding from a court of justice;

    "a judicial decision"

  • Judicial (adjective)

    belonging or appropriate to the office of a judge;

    "judicial robes"

  • Judicial (adjective)

    relating to the administration of justice or the function of a judge;

    "judicial system"

  • Judicial (adjective)

    expressing careful judgment;

    "discriminative censure"

    "a biography ...appreciative and yet judicial in purpose"

  • Judicious (adjective)

    characterized by good judgment or sound thinking;

    "judicious journalism"

  • Judicious (adjective)

    marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters;

    "judicious use of one's money"

    "a sensible manager"

    "a wise decision"

  • Judicious (adjective)

    proceeding from good sense or judgment;

    "a sensible choice"

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