Judge Terminology

Magic players use a lot of terms of art, and judges are no different. Being inundated with unfamiliar words and phrases can lead newer judges and judge candidates to feel overwhelmed or like they're an outsider to the judge community. This is not ideal.

There's a glossary of Magic acronyms and slang on the MTG Wiki, but that page doesn't include most judge terms. So this page is an attempt to compile a comprehensive list of the terms you might hear judges use. If there's anything I missed, please let me know so I can add it in.


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