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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Judiciary \Ju*di"cia*ry\ (?; 277), a. [L. judiciarius, fr.
     judicium judgment: cf. F. judiciare. See Judicial.]
     Of or pertaining to courts of judicature, or legal tribunals;
     judicial; as, a judiciary proceeding. --Bp. Burnet.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Judiciary \Ju*di"cia*ry\, n. [Cf. LL. judiciaria, F.
     That branch of government in which judicial power is vested;
     the system of courts of justice in a country; the judges,
     taken collectively; as, an independent judiciary; the senate
     committee on the judiciary.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: persons who administer justice [syn: judiciary, bench]
      2: the system of law courts that administer justice and
         constitute the judicial branch of government [syn:
         judiciary, judicature, judicatory, judicial system]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  26 Moby Thesaurus words for "judiciary":
     Areopagus, board, council, critical, curia, curial, forum,
     inquisition, judgment, judgmental, judicative, judicatorial,
     judicatory, judicature, judicial, judicial process, judicious,
     juridic, jurisdictional, jurisdictive, juristic, justice,
     magisterial, the Inquisition, the courts, tribunal

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  JUDICIARY. That which is done while administering justice; the judges taken 
  collectively; as, the liberties of the people are secured by a wise and 
  independent judiciary. See Courts; and 3 Story, Const. B. 3, c. 3 8. 

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