Lat. In Roman law. A private person appointed by tlie pra’tor, with the consent of the parties, to try and decide a cause or action commenced before him. He received from the pnetor a written formula Instructing him as to the legal principles according to which the action was to be judged. Calvin. Hence the proceedings before him were said to be in judicio, as those before the praetor were said to be in jure. In later and modern civil law. A judge In the modern sense of the term. In old English law. A juror. A judge, In modern sense, especially
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