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In its broadest sense, a judiciary (derived from Latin iudicium, “judgment,” “court”) encompasses the institutions of the administration of justice, its personnel and organs, as well as their associated activities and modus operandi, that is, the enforcement of legal norms by private and/or officially authorized persons. The …

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Dölemeyer, Barbara, “Judiciary”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_021789>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124

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