judge ordinary

noun
plural judges ordinary

Definition of judge ordinary

1 : a judge having jurisdiction in his own right English prelates who were sitting … not as judges ordinary but as mere delegates of the pope— Frederick Pollock & F. W. Maitland — compare judge delegate
2 : a judge having ecclesiastical or probate jurisdiction

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History and Etymology for judge ordinary

translation of Medieval Latin judex ordinarius

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“Judge ordinary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/judge%20ordinary. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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