judicial

If your situation has anything to do with the administration of justice or involves a judge, then it's officially judicial. And you should probably get a lawyer.

Judicial comes to us all the way from the Latin word judex, which means — you guessed it — "judge." But while judicial is most often used when describing legal proceedings, it can also be used to describe anyone who has to judge something in a fair way. Film critics are expected to give judicial reviews, just as the judges of a pie baking contest must be judicial in their assessment of each scrumptious dessert.

Definitions of judicial
  1. adjective
    expressing careful judgment
    “"a biography ...appreciative and yet judicial in purpose"-Tyler Dennett”
    synonyms: discriminative
    critical
    characterized by careful evaluation and judgment
  2. adjective
    relating to the administration of justice or the function of a judge
    judicial system”
    synonyms: juridic, juridical
  3. adjective
    decreed by or proceeding from a court of justice
    “a judicial decision”
    Synonyms:
    legal
    established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules
  4. adjective
    belonging or appropriate to the office of a judge
    judicial robes”
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