circuit judge


: a judge who holds a circuit court

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Those decisions have to be reviewed and a county or circuit judge has to sign off on them, but magistrates generally reduce the judges’ workloads. Rafael Olmeda, Sun Sentinel, 9 Jan. 2023 Delays of weeks and months before prisoners can get a court hearing while being unable to make bail largely accounts for the overcrowding, said Jon Comstock of Rogers, a prisoner rights advocate and former circuit judge. Doug Thompson, Arkansas Online, 16 Dec. 2022 But Judge Inge Johnson – then a circuit judge – ignored the jury. John Archibald |, al, 17 Nov. 2022 Ivey also announced the appointment of Greg Reid as circuit judge of the 41st judicial circuit, which is Blount County. Mike Cason |, al, 30 Dec. 2022 Washington County’s top circuit judge is pushing back after District Attorney Kevin Barton last week faulted the court system for the release of a domestic violence suspect who then killed his wife and sister-in-law Nov. 16. oregonlive, 6 Dec. 2022 Inspired by the life of traveling circuit judge Kim Wanker, the original film follows Kim Wheeler (McEntire), a lawyer who is appointed Judge of the 5th District of Nevada and becomes one of the few traveling judges left in America. Michaela Zee, Variety, 30 Nov. 2022 Todd was elected circuit judge in 2012 and re-elected in 2018. Mike Cason |, al, 15 Sep. 2022 After years of legal battling, a Leon County circuit judge in April upheld a 2015 law that required 24-hour waiting periods. Sun Sentinel, 30 Nov. 2022 See More

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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 8 Feb. 2023.

Legal Definition

circuit judge

: a judge who holds office in a circuit court

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