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Etymology

From Old French juge (judge (noun)), juger (judge (verb)), ultimately from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] judicare, judicem, from jus (law) + dicus (speaker).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
judge

Plural
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  1. A public official whose duty it is to administer the law, especially by presiding over trials and rendering judgments; a justice.
  2. A person who decides the fate of someone or something that has been called into question.
  3. A person officiating at a sports or similar event.
    At a boxing match the decision of the judges is final.
  4. A person whose opinion on a subject is respected.
    He is a good judge of wine.

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Verb

Infinitive
to judge

Third person singular
judg

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to judge (third-person singular simple present judg, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To sit in judgment on; to pass sentence on.
    A higher power will judge you after you are dead.
  2. (intransitive) To sit in judgment, to act as judge.
    Justices in this country judge without appeal.
  3. (transitive) To form an opinion on.
    I judge a man’s character by the cut of his suit.
  4. (intransitive) To arbitrate; to pass opinion on something, especially to settle a dispute etc.
    We cannot both be right: you must judge between us.
  5. (transitive) To have as an opinion; to consider, suppose.
    I judge it safe to leave the house once again.
  6. (intransitive) To form an opinion; to infer.
    I judge from the sky that it might rain later.
  7. (intransitive) The act of criticizing or labeling another person or thing.

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