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Why judges in India like to be addressed as 'your honor' or prefix honorable before their names, when they do not follow any Bushido kind of code of honor ?

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Asked by Batao Na, 18 May '10 12:24 pm
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In India, judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts are addressed as 'Your Lordship'/'My Lord' and 'Your Ladyship'/'My Lady', a tradition directly attributable to England. However, a resolution of the Bar Council of India calls upon lawyers not to address the judges as Lords/Ladies, they having nothing to with nobility in a constitutional democracy. Lawyers however continue to so address judges - partly out of entrenched habit and partly out of fear of falling in disfavour with them. Subordinate court judges (District, Magistrate, Munsif and Sub-judges) are addressed as 'Your Honour'.
Answered by Dinesh Manaktala, 18 May '10 12:31 pm

 
  
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Answered by uv dabholkar, 18 May '10 12:29 pm

 
  
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Answered by Motu, 25 Sep 06:09 pm

 
  
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