I recommend a merger of and . I think should be the primary (because it is slightly more general) with being the synonym.

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In some cases, tags that are subsets of other tags will also be considered synonyms, such as java-se for java.

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These are not synonyms

A judge is an individual. The judiciary is the arm of government. It's like saying the President is the same as the Executive or a politician is the same as Parliament.

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    No, "judge" and "judiciary" are not synonyms in the dictionary sense. But we could reasonably decided that they should point to the same search category. That is, when someone searches for "judge" s/he should find both threads about individual judges, and about the group of judges an institution, that is, the judiciary. That is what making these TAG-synonyms would do. It is not IMO essential, but would be reasonable, and the dictionary meaning alone would not IMO be a good argument against doing so. Commented Oct 24, 2022 at 16:05
  • A reasonable dictionary entry: Judge: A member of the Judicary presiding over a court in which cases are heard. // Judicary: the entirety of the legal system.
    – Trish
    Commented Oct 24, 2022 at 19:46

I agree. But if this is done, the tag wiki should be edited to make it clear that the tag includes questions about individual Judges or Justices as well s the judiciary as an institution.

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