(Latin: decide, determine a result; declare to be; right and power to interpret the law)
Directly related to the jus-, just-, jur- unit.
At the trial, the judicial decision was that the stockbroker had made judicious decisions about investing the client's money and had not committed any fraud.
The judiciary of the United States is responsible for interpreting and enforcing federal laws.2. A collective group of judges: The President expanded the judiciary to include three new magistrates.
2. Conveying or showing wisdom, good sense, or discretion, so trouble or waste can be avoided: Jim and Jane were hoping that, when their son goes to college, he will make judicious decisions regarding his future, instead of disregarding the purposes of his education.
Herbert was judicious in selecting furniture and arranging his apartment so it could serve both as his residence and as his business office.
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2. To have an inaccurate opinion about someone or something: When Jennifer found out that her son was studying for a test, she realized that she was misjudging her son's reason for going to bed so late.
A legal expression.