circuit judge


Definition of circuit judge

: a judge who holds a circuit court

Examples of circuit judge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 1st District Court of Appeal ultimately reversed the circuit judge’s decision and sided with DeSantis. Jim Saunders,, 3 Sep. 2021 The chief judge and another circuit judge concurred in the majority's judgment only. Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN, 19 Aug. 2021 After nearly four days of deliberation, a jury of eight women and four men on Thursday found former Republican state Sen. Gilbert Baker innocent on one count of conspiracy to commit bribery involving a former circuit judge. Dale Ellis, Arkansas Online, 13 Aug. 2021 In Arkansas, a county circuit judge has temporarily blocked the enforcement of the state's law banning mask mandates in schools, in response to lawsuits filed by a school district and parents. CNN, 12 Aug. 2021 The measures to try to reduce the spread of the coronavirus were announced days after a Friday order from a Pulaski County circuit judge that temporarily blocks the state's anti-masking law. Jaime Adame, Arkansas Online, 12 Aug. 2021 In addition to terminating the woman’s rights to K.M.4, a circuit judge also terminated her rights to three other children, though no evidence was presented about abuse of the other children. News Service Of Florida,, 10 June 2021 The Milwaukee County circuit judge overseeing the case repeatedly ruled in Morales' favor and ultimately set a deadline by which the two sides had to reach a settlement or allow Morales to be reinstated. Alison Dirr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 19 July 2021 In court, a circuit judge in downtown Miami, Michael Hanzman, began to tackle the impossible task of compensating people for their losses. Washington Post, 8 July 2021

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First Known Use of circuit judge

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 27 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of circuit judge

: a judge who hears and tries cases in a circuit court

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Legal Definition of circuit judge

: a judge who holds office in a circuit court

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