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In Sanmra, a kida is a person who may legally arbitrate disputes, oversee contracts, and is eligible to serve as a civil judge. In common usage, the term is used for sitting judges specifically, but technically it covers anyone who is certified to sit as a civil judge, even if they are not currently serving in that capacity. Kida ni puorn 'court judge' is a more precise term for sitting judges.

To become a kida, a person must first be a certified lawyer (a edisotao; this requires a law degree). They must also submit testimony from reputable community members and be approved by someone?.