Judicial Act Law and Legal Definition

Judicial Act refers to an act involving the exercise of judicial power. This is also called an act of court.

The following is a case law on Judicial act :

The distinction between a judicial and a legislative act is well defined. The one determines what the law is, and what the rights of parties are, with reference to transactions already had; the other prescribes what the law shall be in future cases arising under it. Wherever an act undertakes to determine a question of right or obligation, or of property, as the foundation upon which it proceeds, such act is to that extent a judicial one, and not the proper exercise of lelgislative functions. [Sinking-Fund Cases, 99 U.S. 700, 761 (U.S. 1879)]