juge d'instruction


juge d'in·​struc·​tion
plural juges d'instruction
French law
: a magistrate for criminal cases to whom complaints are made and who interrogates parties and witnesses, conducts investigations, and formulates charges

Word History


French, literally, judge of preliminary investigation

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“Juge d'instruction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/juge%20d%27instruction. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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