Pronunciation: ( jOO-dish'ul),[key] —adj. 1. pertaining to judgment in courts of justice or to the administration of justice: judicial proceedings; the judicial system. 2. pertaining to courts of law or to judges; judiciary: judicial functions. 3. of or pertaining to a judge; proper to the character of a judge; judgelike: judicial gravity. 4. inclined to make or give judgments; critical; discriminating: a judicial mind. 5. decreed, sanctioned, or enforced by a court: a judicial decision. 6. giving or seeking judgment, as in a dispute or contest; determinative: a judicial duel over lands. 7. inflicted by God as a judgment or punishment.