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[juhj-meyd] /ˈdʒʌdʒˌmeɪd/
established by a court, as by an application or interpretation of a law that is allegedly contrary to the intentions of the enacting body or by a decision that does not rest on legislation. Unabridged
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  • Campaigners see all this as part of a growing body of judge-made privacy law which unfairly constrains free speech.
  • The doctrine is a short-cut, a judge-made fiction that has been sanctioned in courtrooms for hundreds of years.
  • Disputes on the meaning of budget balance would likely end up in the courts, resulting in judge-made economic policy.
British Dictionary definitions for judge-made


based on a judge's interpretation or decision (esp in the phrase judge-made law)
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