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v. judged, judg·ing, judg·es
1. To form an opinion or estimation of after careful consideration: judge heights; judging character.
a. Law To hear and decide on in a court of law: judge a case.
b. To pass sentence on; condemn.
c. To act as one appointed to decide the winners of: judge an essay contest.
3. To determine or declare after consideration or deliberation: Most people judged him negligent in performing his duties as a parent.
4. Informal To have as an opinion or assumption; suppose: I judge you're right.
5. Bible To govern; rule. Used of an ancient Israelite leader.
1. To form an opinion or evaluation.
2. To act or decide as a judge.
1. One who judges, especially:
a. One who makes estimates as to worth, quality, or fitness: a good judge of used cars; a poor judge of character.
b. Law A public official who hears and decides cases brought in court.
c. Law A public official who hears and decides cases or matters in a forum other than a court, such as an administrative proceeding.
d. One appointed to decide the winners of a contest or competition.
a. A leader of the Israelites during a period of about 400 years between the death of Joshua and the accession of Saul.
b. Judges(used with a sing. verb) See Table at Bible.
(Bible) (functioning as singular) the book of the Old Testament recounting the history of Israel under the warrior champions and national leaders known as judges from the death of Joshua to the birth of Samuel
n. (used with a sing. v.)
a book of the Bible containing the history of Israel under the judges, covering the period from the death of Joshua to the accession of Saul.
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|Noun||1.||Judges - a book of the Old Testament that tells the history of Israel under the leaders known as judges|
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible