Judge (noun) – A public officer appointed to decide questions of law in dispute. A judge is, broadly, any person who occupies a legal office that is dedicated to the application of the law to particular questions of fact and to the pronouncement of a judgment or order as a result of that application. Within a given legal system, there may be many titles for judges, and some individuals will perform the role of a judge but be titled justice, justice of the peace, or magistrate.