Definition of judge in English:

judge

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Pronunciation: /dʒʌdʒ
 
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noun

1A public officer appointed to decide cases in a law court: he is due to appear before a judge and jury on Monday a High Court Judge
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  • The judges made this particular aspect of public policy and the judges are entitled to change it.
  • It has to be applied in a variety of cases, and it is a matter for the judges of the Family Law Court as to whether it applies to a particular case.
  • That would pass over sentencing powers from judges to probation officers, which is the exact opposite of what she said when she began her speech.
Synonyms
justice, magistrate, His/Her/Your Honour; Law Lord, Lord Justice; (judges)the judiciary; in England & Walesrecorder; in Scotlandsheriff; in the Isle of Mandeemster; in the Channel Islandsjurat; North Americanjurist, surrogate; Spanishalcalde
informal beak, m'lud
historical reeve
Scottish historical sheriff-depute, bailie
1.1A person who decides the results of a competition: a distinguished panel of judges select the winning design
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  • Mr Lewis will head a panel of judges to select the winning entry.
  • For the 2001 National Open Framing Competition, three judges selected these winners from among the eight entries.
  • London United, the Fulwell-based bus company, is just the ticket for passengers, decided the judges in a prestigious competition.
1.2A person able or qualified to give an opinion on something: she was a good judge of character
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  • Is she therefore a good judge of character and ability?
  • A scratch golfer who mixes freely with professionals in that game, McGwire is a good judge of what he sees and hears around the circuit.
  • He had a great attachment to the soil and was a good judge of stock.
2A leader having temporary authority in ancient Israel in the period between Joshua and the kings. See also Judges.
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  • After him, the period of the judges began, the judges made sure that the Jews were acting properly.
  • Deborah was the only woman to be a judge of Israel, a position equal to that of a king.

verb

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1Form an opinion or conclusion about: a production can be judged according to the canons of aesthetic criticism [with clause]: it is hard to judge whether such opposition is justified [no object]: judging from his letters home, Monty was in good spirits
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  • He knows that, judging from opinion poll research, concentrating on Europe as an issue is normally the route to defeat.
  • The majority of America must then be liberals, judging from recent public opinion polls.
  • It sounds like hard work - it is hard work - but judging from the volunteer diaries on the website, it is very rewarding.
Synonyms
form the opinion, come to the conclusion, conclude, decide, determine; consider, believe, think, deem, view; deduce, gather, infer, gauge, tell, see, say, estimate, assess, guess, surmise, conjecture; regard as, hold, see as, look on as, take to be, rate as, rank as, class as, count
1.1Decide (a case) in a law court: other cases were judged by tribunal
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  • It is important that all cases are judged on the individual circumstances.
  • The judge is bound to endeavor to judge each case on the basis of the codified law.
  • His case will be heard by a three-member disciplinary commission, which will judge the case and assess the penalty.
Synonyms
try, hear, sit in judgement on; adjudicate, decide, give a ruling/verdict on, pass judgement on
1.2 [with object and complement] Give a verdict on (someone) in a law court: she was judged innocent of murder
1.3Decide the results of (a competition): she was there to judge the contest
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  • The functional digital car competition is judged on effective use of virtual prototyping tools.
  • The kids joined in the auction school, and male vocalist of the year Adam Harvey spent hours judging the ute competition.
  • We won that a few years ago and we go around now judging competitions.
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Origin

Middle English: from Old French juge (noun), juger (verb), from Latin judex, judic-, from jus 'law' + dicere 'to say'.

Derivatives

judgeship

noun
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  • Congress voted last fall to create 15 new district judgeships, but the last time appeals courts were expanded was 1990.
  • That's why local judgeships are so rife with corruption.
  • There are no open primaries for New York Supreme Court judgeships.

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