Is there a word to describe a group of politicians and judges? The best I came up with is "public figures" which is both too wide (there are lots of public figures which are not politicians or judges) and too long. Is there a single word grouping or describing politicians and judges?
The most specific term I can think of that encompasses both is official, but it may not be narrow enough for your purpose.
noun: official; plural noun: officials
- a person holding public office or having official duties, especially as a representative of an organization or government department.
Office holder: A person who holds a position of authority or service, especially within a government or government organization.