circuit judge


: a judge who holds a circuit court

Examples of circuit judge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It will be led by Marie Mato, who leaves the State Attorney’s Office in January to take the bench as a circuit judge. Brittany Wallman, Miami Herald, 2 July 2024 True to form, 24 of 27 circuit judges whose terms are up this year drew no challengers. Sun Sentinel Editorial Board, Sun Sentinel, 1 July 2024 His sentencing date will be set on Aug. 8 by a Henry County circuit judge. Ilana Arougheti, Kansas City Star, 28 June 2024 Marcus Long, a retired chief circuit judge from Virginia. Luke Fountain, Charlotte Observer, 22 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for circuit judge 

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Word History

First Known Use

1801, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of circuit judge was in 1801

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“Circuit judge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition

circuit judge

: a judge who holds office in a circuit court

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