judge ordinary

noun

Definition of judge ordinary

plural judges 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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Origin and Etymology of judge ordinary

translation of Medieval Latin judex ordinarius


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