judex ordinarius

noun judex or·di·na·ri·us \-ˌȯ(r)dənˈa(a)rēəs\

Definition of judex ordinarius


judices ordinarii

  1. :  a judicial magistrate having jurisdiction in his own right as a judge as distinguished from a judex appointed for a particular case

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Origin and Etymology of judex ordinarius

Medieval Latin, literally, regular judge

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a brief usually trivial fact

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