Definition of “sit in judgment on/over sb” - English Dictionary

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“sit in judgment on/over sb” in British English

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sit in judgment on/over sb

mainly disapproving

to make a judgment on someone especially when you have no right to do so:

I don't know why he thinks he can sit in judgment over us like that.

(Definition of “sit in judgment on/over sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)