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judge

noun [C]     /dʒʌdʒ/
LAW
B2 someone who controls a trial in court, decides how criminals should be punished, and makes decisions about legal things: Judge Moylan The judge ruled that they had acted correctly.Judges and juries
COMPETITION
B1 someone who decides which person or thing wins a competition: the Olympic judgesRefereeing and judging in sport
a bad/good, etc judge of sth
someone who is usually wrong/usually right, etc when they judge something: a good judge of characterAnalysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
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