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Judicatorie, -ory, n. Also -oré. [Late L. jūdicātōrium, e.m.E. judicatory (1647).] 1. A court of judicature, a tribunal having judicial authority. For pvneisment of the contempnaris of the decreittis and judicatorijs of the Kirk; 1593 Acts IV. 16/2.
The gryit extorsioun vseit by the … clerkis of all judicatories within this realme; 1606 (1621) Ib. 616/2.
I dout not as ye haif bein ernest to haif your town the seat of that judicatorie [the commissariat of Peebles] so ye wil haif care to se the judgis … weil vsit; 1609 Peebles B. Rec. I. 76.
No lord of Session … should bruik … the office of ane inferior judicatorie; Hope Major Pract. II. 27.
Lawfull judicatoreis; 1640 Dundonald Par. Rec. 438.
[To] be insert … in the … burrow court buiks … or in the buiks of any uthir judicatorie within this natione; 1659 Irvine Mun. II. 86.
These pretendit judicatories were at that tyme discharged; 1661 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. I. 13.
Seeing that the debates … is only determinable … befor the supream judicatories of the kingdome; 1669 Conv. Burghs III. 618.
The King erected a High Commission Court … , a hotch-potch mongrel monster of a judicatory; A. Shields Grievances and Sufferings 7.
A commission from the … websters … for your lordship to represent them in this judicatory; Pitcairn Assembly i. iii. (1817) 22.
How he thought he shold shew such disrespect … to a judicatorie met and constitute in the name of Jesus Christ; 1706 Rothesay Par. Rec. 201.

2. Judicature; jurisdiction. Anent the college of justice, institutioun and judicatorie thairof; Balfour Pract. 265.
The saidis archebischoppis, bischoppis [etc.] … to nominat … learnit men … to serve and administrat justice in the saidis places of judicatorie; 1609 Acts IV. 430/2.
Which commissareis … sall judge & decyde in all causis belonging to thair judicatorie; Ib.
That … Hamilton … wes … restored to all his former jurisdiction and had gotten a judicatorie of commissariot; Row 30.

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"Judicatorie n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 21 Feb 2019 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/dost/judicatorie_n>

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