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Judicium Crucis

was stretching out the arms before a cross, till one of the party could hold out no longer, and lost his cause. The bishop of Paris and abbot of St. Denis appealed to this judgment in a dispute they had about the patronage of a monastery; each of the disputants selected a man to represent his cause, and the man selected by the bishop gave in, so that the award was given in favour of the abbot.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Judas
Judas Kiss (A)
Judas Slits or Judas Holes
Judas Tree
Judas-coloured Hair
Jude (St.)
Judée
Judge’s Black Cap
Judges Robes
Judica (Latin)
Judicium Crucis
Judicium Dei (Latin)
Judith
Jug (A)
Juge de Paix (French)
Jugged Hare
Juggernaut or Jaggernaut
Juggler
Juggs or Jougs
Julian
Julian Epoch or Era