What does the word judicature mean?

Usage examples for judicature

  1. In 1793 all public offices were thrown open to them, except seats in Parliament and the highest places in the Army, the Judicature, and the Civil Service. – A Short History of English Liberalism by Walter Lyon Blease
  2. In 1783 Sir William Jones had been sent out as a judge in the supreme court of judicature in Bengal. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  3. You are the highest judicature in the realm; you sit here as judges, and decide all causes, civil and criminal, without appeal. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick