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- The person authorized to determine legal matters in court.
- Deputy Judge
- A person appointed to determine small claims court matters.
- Puisne Judge
- A judge or justice other than the chief judge or chief justice of a court.
- Supernumerary Judge
- A judge who has the option to retire, but who instead chooses to sit half of the time of a full-time judge.