Definitions for judgeship
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
judgedʒʌdʒ(n.; v.)judged, judg•ing.
(n.)a public officer authorized to hear and decide cases in a court of law.
a person appointed to decide in a contest or matter at issue.
a person qualified to pass critical judgment:
a good judge of horses.
an administrative head of Israel in the period between the death of Joshua and the accession to the throne by Saul.
(v.t.)to pass legal judgment on:
The court judged him not guilty.
to hear evidence or legal arguments in (a case) in order to pass judgment; try.
to form a judgment or opinion of:
to judge a book by its cover.
to decide or settle authoritatively:
The censor judged the book obscene.
to infer, think, or hold as an opinion.
to make a careful guess about; estimate:
I judged the distance to be about two miles.
to act as a judge in (a contest or competition).
(of the ancient Hebrew judges) to govern.
(v.i.)to act as a judge; pass judgment.
to form an opinion or estimate.
Origin of judge:
1175–1225; (n.) ME juge < OF < L jūdicem, acc. of jūdex=jūs law, right +-dex (see index ); (v.) ME jugen < OF jugier < L jūdicāre, der. of jūdex
the position of judge
The office or status of a judge
the office of a judge