judge ordinary


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

Word History


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 15 Apr. 2024.

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