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Judge, Jury and Executioner

What Does "Judge, Jury and Executioner" Mean?

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"Judge, jury and executioner" is an English idiom. It means "a person who takes upon themselves the roles of judge, jury, and executioner, meaning they judge, decide the guilt, and then implement the consequence or punishment."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "judge, jury and executioner" used in a sentence:
  • You can't just decide he's guilty without evidence. You can't be judge, jury, and executioner.
  • In the public eye, the media often becomes judge, jury, and executioner.
  • She took it upon herself to be the judge, jury, and executioner, doling out punishments without a fair hearing.
meaning for judge, jury and executioner

What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Judge, Jury and Executioner" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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