Translation of judge in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /dʒʌdʒ/


  • 1 1.1 [Law/Derecho] juez (masculine and feminine), juez, (masculine, feminine), magistrado, (masculine, feminine) Judges, the Book of Judges el Libro de los Jueces
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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.
    1.2 (of competition) juez (masculine and feminine), miembro (masculine and feminine) del jurado the judges' decision is final la decisión del jurado es irrevocable
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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.
    1.3 [Sport/Deporte] juez (masculine and feminine)
  • 2 (appraiser) he's a good judge of character es muy buen psicólogo, tiene buen ojo para la gente she's an excellent judge of wines entiende mucho de vinos it sounds fine to me, but I'm no judge a mí me parece bien, pero yo no soy un experto let me be the judge of that eso lo decidiré yo

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 [Law/Derecho] [case/person] juzgar* 1.2 [contest] ser* el juez de he will judge the competition él adjudicará los premios del certamen, él será el juez del certamen
  • 2 2.1 (estimate) [size/weight/speed] calcular I judged her to be about 35 le calculaba unos 35 años she had judged the moment to act very cleverly había elegido muy bien el momento de actuar 2.2 (assess) [situation/position] evaluar*; [person] juzgar*; [quality/advantages] valorar I'll be the one to judge who gets the job yo seré quien decida or juzgue a quién se le da el trabajo you'll be judged solely on o by your exam results se le juzgará exclusivamente sobre la base de los resultados del examen (as) judged by a juzgar por 2.3 (deem) juzgar*, considerar I judged it (to be) unwise to say too much juzgué or consideré imprudente hablar demasiado
  • 3 (censure, condemn) juzgar* don't judge her too harshly no seas demasiado severo con ella, no la juzgues con demasiada severidad

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (decide) juzgar* you shouldn't judge by appearances no deberías juzgar or dejarte llevar por las apariencias judging by a juzgar por to judge for oneself juzgar* por sí ( oretc) mismo 1.2 (pass judgment) dictar sentencia

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.