Definition of Chief justice

1. Noun. The judge who presides over a supreme court.




Definition of Chief justice

1. Noun. The senior presiding justice of a court. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Chief Justice

chief constable
chief constables
chief cook and bottle-washer
chief cook and bottle-washers
chief cook and bottle washer
chief cook and bottle washers
chief cooks and bottle-washers
chief cooks and bottle washers
chief executive
chief executive officer
chief executive officers
chief executives
chief financial officer
chief god
chief information officer
chief justice (current term)
chief legal officer
chief legal officers
chief mate
chief of staff
chief of state
chief operating officer
chief petty officer
chief petty officers
chief scientist
chiefage

Literary usage of Chief justice

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Federal and State Constitutions: Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Francis N. Thorpe, United States (1909)
"In the several senatorial and representative districts, composed of more counties than one, the chief justice of the following- named counties shall receive ..."

2. The Lives of the Chief Justices of England: From the Norman Conquest Till by John Campbell Campbell (1874)
"He is removed by the Parliament from his Office of chief justice, 46. ... Merits and Services of the Republican Judges, 48. chief justice Rolle ..."

3. The Camden Miscellany by Camden Society (Great Britain), Royal Historical Society (Great Britain) (1902)
"Perion chief baron : Anderson chief Justice de bank, et Popham chief Justice ... Gawdy chief Justice de banke, estant le proper iudge de It is to be noted ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"The supreme court of Iowa, which rendered the judgment complained of, is composed of a chief justice and three associate justices, and this writ is allowed ..."

5. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1895)
"remains that the only court established by the constitution is "one supreme Court," and "the chief justice" elsewhere mentioned therein means the chief ..."

6. The American Revolution by John Fiske (1891)
"Down to this time the chief justice of the col- ony had held office only during good «<» of ... The chief justice was now made removable only by the Crown, ..."

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