- 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 JudgeMore example sentences
justice, magistrate, His/Her/Your Honour; Law Lord, Lord Justice; (judges) the judiciary; in England & Wales recorder; in Scotland sheriff; in the Isle of Man deemster; in the Channel Islands jurat; North American jurist, surrogate; Spanish alcalde• informal beak, m'lud• historical reeve
- 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.
- 1.1A person who decides the results of a competition: a distinguished panel of judges select the winning designMore example sentences
- 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 characterMore example sentences
- 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.More example sentences
- 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.
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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 spiritsMore example sentences
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
- 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.
- 1.1Decide (a case) in a law court: other cases were judged by tribunalMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.3Decide the results of (a competition): she was there to judge the contestMore example sentences
- 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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- 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.
Middle English: from Old French juge (noun), juger (verb), from Latin judex, judic-, from jus 'law' + dicere 'to say'.