bankruptcy judge
n. A United States District Court judge appointed by a United States Court of Appeals to preside exclusively over bankruptcy proceedings filed within a designated United States District Court's jurisdiction.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


bankruptcy judge
The judge who determines whether a debtor is entitled to a discharge in bankruptcy.

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