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Definition of judge:

  1. A person appointed to decide in atrial of skill, speed, etc., between two or more parties; an umpire; as, a judge in a horse race.
  2. A public officer who is invested with authority to hear and determine litigated causes, and to administer justice between parties in courts held for that purpose.
  3. One of supreme magistrates, with both civil and military powers, who governed Israel for more than four hundred years.
  4. One who has skill, knowledge, or experience, sufficient to decide on the merits of a question, or on the quality or value of anything; one who discerns properties or relations with skill and readiness; a connoisseur; an expert; a critic.
  5. The title of the seventh book of the Old Testament; the Book of Judges.
  6. To arrogate judicial authority over; to sit in judgment upon; to be censorious toward.
  7. To assume the right to pass judgment on another; to sit in judgment or commendation; to criticise or pass adverse judgment upon others. See Judge, v. t., 3.
  8. To compare facts or ideas, and perceive their relations and attributes, and thus distinguish truth from falsehood; to determine; to discern; to distinguish; to form an opinion about.
  9. To determine upon or deliberation; to esteem; to think; to reckon.
  10. To examine and pass sentence on; to try; to doom.
  11. To exercise the functions of a magistrate over; to govern.
  12. To hear and determine by authority, as a case before a court, or a controversy between two parties.
  13. To hear and determine, as in causes on trial; to decide as a judge; to give judgment; to pass sentence.


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