Definition of munsif in English:



  • A judge.

    • ‘At present the civil judiciary at Mainpuri consists of the courts of a district judge, an additional district judge, an assistant sessions judge, munsifs and an additional munsif.’
    • ‘He said the allegation that the High Court itself had undermined the reservation for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes while recruiting munsifs and magistrates was a serious issue.’
    • ‘The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 deals with the procedures to be followed by the civil courts from the ordinary munsifs Court, Small causes Court, City Civil Courts, or High Courts.’
    • ‘Out of 128 district munsifs appointed, 93 were Brahmins.’
    • ‘Besides these there are the temporary courts of additional civil judge and of four additional munsifs.’
    • ‘One munsif and two additional munsifs have also been invested with magisterial power of the first class and they try criminal cases.’
    • ‘The selected candidates are appointed as sub-judges or munsifs in law courts or also as chief judicial magistrates’
    • ‘In the judiciary, the posts are that of the magistrate, district and sessions judge, munsifs (sub-magistrate), public prosecutor, solicitors, attorney general, advocate general, notary and oath commissioner.’
    • ‘The munsif said his explanation was not acceptable, and hoped that a similar situation would not recur.’


Persian and Urdu, from Arabic munṣif ‘just or honest’.