administrative-law judge.An official who presides at an administrative hearing and who has

the  power  to  ad-minister  oaths, take  testimony,  rule  on  questions  of  evidence, and  make  factual

and  legal  determinations.  5  USCA  §  556(c).  —  Abbr.  ALJ.  —  Also  termed  hearing  examiner;

hearing  officer;  trial  examiner.  [Cases:  Administrative  Law  and  Procedure    443.  C.J.S.  Public

Administrative Law and Procedure § 138.] [Blacks Law 8th]