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, if 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.

Simply Put

In this act the word "Judge" not only includes Judges of Supreme Court various High Courts or District Court, but also anyone who is empowered by law prevailing in India to carry out a legal proceeding or to pronounce a Judgement, or a body of persons (say Panchayat), they all will be considerd as "Judges" in the proceeding which they held.

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