Definition of Judge Roy Bean from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Judge Roy Bean

 
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(1825-1903) a US judge of the Wild West known as 'the hanging judge' because he ordered many people to be hanged. He called himself ‚the only law west of the Pecos (river)‘ and ran a careless and often humorous court of law in the town of Langtry, Texas.