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noun [countable/uncountable] legal     judicial review pronunciation in British English
/dʒuːˌdɪʃ(ə)l rɪˈvjuː/
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singularjudicial review
pluraljudicial reviews
  1. 1
    in England and Wales, a procedure in which the High Court examines an action or decision of a public body and decides whether it was legal
  2. 2
    in the United States, the power of a court to decide that a law or official government act is not legal according to the US Constitution

    An application for judicial review has been filed at the Supreme Court.

 
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