A middle judicatory is an administrative structure or organization found in a religious denominations between the local congregation and the widest or highest national or international level. The term is meant to be neutral with regard to polity, though it derives from Presbyterianism where the local, regional and national bodies are themselves respectively higher courts.
Depending on the polity, the middle judicatory can have decisive authority over a local church, can offer standing for clergy members but little or no control over congregations, can offer counsel and services but no authority, or can serve as an informal vehicle for fellowship and communication.
Church of England 
Church of Scotland 
Episcopal Church in the United States of America 
- Dioceses of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America
- Provinces of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 
Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod 
Presbyterian Church (USA) 
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) 
- [Yearly Meetings]
Roman Catholic Church 
United Church of Canada 
- Conferences of the United Church of Canada
- Presbyteries of the United Church of Canada
United Church of Christ 
United Methodist Church 
Unitarian Universalist Association 
- Lummis, Adair T. The Middle Judicatory as a System of Congregations Connected to the Regional Office Hartford Institute for Religious Research  Accessed 20 July 2006.