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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ju·di·ca·ture /ˈʤudɪkəˌʧʊr, ʧɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ju·di·ca·ture n.
 1. The state or profession of those employed in the administration of justice; also, the dispensing or administration of justice.
    The honor of the judges in their judicature is the king's honor.   --Bacon.
 2. A court of justice; a judicatory.
 3. The right of judicial action; jurisdiction; extent jurisdiction of a judge or court.
    Our Savior disputes not here the judicature, for that was not his office, but the morality, of divorce.   --Milton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct
           judicial business [syn: court, tribunal]
      2: the system of law courts that administer justice and
         constitute the judicial branch of government [syn: judiciary,
          judicatory, judicial system]
      3: the administration of law; the act of determining rights and
         assigning rewards or punishments; "justice deferred is
         justice denied" [syn: justice]
      4: the position of judge [syn: judgship, judgeship]