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Section 19 – Indian Penal Code (IPC)

 

Indian Penal Code (IPC)

 

Section 19. Judge

 

The word “Judge” denotes not only every person who is officially designated as a judge, but also every person.

 

Who is empowered by law to give, in any legal proceeding, civil or criminal, a definitive judgment, or a judgment which, if not appealed against, would be definitive, or a judgment which, is confirmed by some other authority, would be definitive, or

 

Who is one of a body of persons, which body of persons is empowered by law to give such a judgment.

 

Illustrations

 

(a) A Collector exercising jurisdiction in a suit under Act 10 of 1859, is a judge.

 

(b) A Magistrate exercising jurisdiction in respect of a charge on which he has power to sentence to fine or imprisonment, with or without appeal, is a judge.

 

(c) A member of a Panchayat which has power, under 1Regulation VII, 1816, of the Madras Code, to try and determine suits, is a judge.

 

(d) A Magistrate exercising jurisdiction in respect of a charge on which he has power only to commit for trial to another Court, is not a judge.

 

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1. Rep. by the Madras Civil Courts Act, 1873 (3 of 1873).

 

 

 

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