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noun [countable] judge pronunciation in British English /dʒʌdʒ/
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  1. 1
    someone whose job is to make decisions in a court of law
    The judge sentenced her to ninety days in prison.
    The judge dismissed their claim for compensation.
    A High Court judge found him innocent.
    go before a judge: She was to go before a judge the next morning.
    1. a.


      used as a title before the name of a judge
      Judge Hyam ruled that the evidence was inadmissible.
      Synonyms and related words
    See also magistrate
  2. 2
    someone who decides who the winner of a competition will be
    All entries will be examined by a panel of judges.



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