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Synonyms for judicatory

the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government

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Further, because we live in a highly litigious society, it would be very difficult to have mandated mutual and self criticism as part of an ecclesiastical judicatory without some sort of signed, formal covenant.
Noda told reporters that he will ''accept'' the verdict on Ozawa as ''a judicatory judgment.
When judges' responsibilities extend beyond that core function--when they encompass political as well as judicial functions--they raise perplexing questions as to the appropriate scope of judicial independence and judicial accountability, as it becomes "inevitable that the line between what [is] political and what [is] judicatory would be blurred.
Protestant denominations put such a value on the educational and transformational experience of camps that they hired camp leaders for their national staffs to direct and guide the work of the judicatory camps.
Coun Cook, 51, maintained he meant no personal or racial insult but he was reported to the local government ombudsman, which referred the matter to the judicatory panel.
Mr Cook, 51, yesterday told a judicatory panel the fact council leader Rodney Berman, who is Jewish, may interpret his comments differently, "went right over my head".
Following four years of philosophy and four years of theology, the candidate for ordination, having passed his seminary training and ordination examinations, is presented to the bishop, the chief ecclesiastical officer in the diocese, the diocese being the geopolitical judicatory over which the bishop has absolute authority, answerable only to the Pope in Rome.
There was a central church judicatory that made the determinations where church money for Indians should go.
Al-Sabban obtained his first job in 1937 as a scrivener at the Judicatory of Shibam, a city in northern Hadramout, where he later established Al-Minbar (The Pulpit) magazine.
The Supreme Court here [in New York] proceeds in the main according to the Practice of the Courts at Westminster and the Common Law of England, with the Statutes affirming or altering it before a Legislature was established here, and those passed since such Establishment expressly extended to us, with our own Legislative Acts, (which are not to be repugnant to the Laws of England) constitute the Laws of this Colony,--and tho' there are many Instances of Judgments Reversed and affirmed in the course of Error, before the Governor and Council, I do affirm with the highest confidence that not one Verdict was ever re-examined by any superior Judicatory in the Province.
44) A church is considered hierarchical in nature if the "congregation or ecclesiastical body holding the property is but a subordinate member of some general church organization in which there are superior ecclesiastical tribunals with a general and ultimate power of control more or less complete, in some supreme judicatory over the whole membership of that general organization.
Rather, it will defer to the highest judicatory in a hierarchical church and to the majority vote in a church with a congregational polity.
A second project relates judicatory leaders and staff who work with the authorization of ministries of word and sacrament, as well as to the procedures whereby congregations secure trained leadership.
My own judicatory just had its first required boundaries workshop for all clergy just two years ago
For civil courts to analyze whether the ecclesiastical actions of a church judicatory are in that sense "arbitrary" must inherently entail inquiry into the procedures that canon or ecclesiastical law supposedly requires the church judicatory to follow, or else in to the substantive criteria by which they are supposedly to decide the ecclesiastical question.