Definition - Verb [Old French jugier, from Latin judicare, from judic-judex judge, from jus right, law + dicere to decide, say] 1: to hear and decide (as a litigated question) in a court of justice <~ a case> 2: to pronounce after inquiry and deliberation <he was judged incompetent> : to make a determination : See also decide<~ between two accounts> Pronunciation'j&j
Definition - Noun : a public official vested with the authority to hear, determine, and preside over legal matters brought in court also : one (as a justice of the peace) who performs one or more functions of such an official
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