Chief-justiceship Chief"-jus"tice*ship, n. The office of chief justice. [1913 Webster]

Jay selected the chief-justiceship as most in accordance with his tastes. --The Century. [1913 Webster]

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  • chief-justiceship — noun see chief justice …   Useful english dictionary

  • chief justice — chief justiceship. 1. Law. the presiding judge of a court having several members. 2. (caps.) Official title, Chief Justice of the United States. the presiding judge of the U.S. Supreme Court. See table under Supreme Court. [1685 95] * * *… …   Universalium

  • Fuller, Melville Weston — ▪ chief justice of United States born Feb. 11, 1833, Augusta, Maine, U.S. died July 4, 1910, Sorrento, Maine  eighth chief justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1888–1910), whose amiability, impartiality, and rare administrative… …   Universalium

  • Waite, Morrison Remick — ▪ chief justice of United States born Nov. 29, 1816, Lyme, Conn., U.S. died March 23, 1888, Washington, D.C.  seventh chief justice of the United States (1874–88), who frequently spoke for the Supreme Court in interpreting the post Civil War… …   Universalium

  • CULLEN, Sir William Portus (1855-1935) — chief justice of New South Wales son of John Cullen, was born at Mt Johnston, Jamberoo, New South Wales, on 28 May 1855. He was educated at country state schools and the university of Sydney, where he graduated B.A. with a first class in classics …   Dictionary of Australian Biography

  • Chase, Salmon P. — ▪ chief justice of United States in full  Salmon Portland Chase  born Jan. 13, 1808, Cornish Township, N.H., U.S. died May 7, 1873, New York City  lawyer and politician, antislavery leader before the U.S. Civil War, secretary of the Treasury… …   Universalium

  • STAWELL, Sir William Foster (1815-1889) — chief justice of Victoria was the second son of Jonas Stawell of Old Court, Cork, Ireland, and Anna, daughter of the Right Rev. William Foster, bishop of Clogher. He was born on 27 June 1815, entered Trinity College, Dublin, in his eighteenth… …   Dictionary of Australian Biography

  • STEPHEN, Sir Alfred (1802-1894) — chief justice of New South Wales was born at St Christopher in the West Indies on 20 August 1802. His father, John Stephen (1771 1833), was related to Henry John Stephen, Sir James Stephen and Sir James FitzJames Stephen, all men of great… …   Dictionary of Australian Biography

  • White, Edward Douglass — ▪ chief justice of United States born Nov. 3, 1845, near Thibodaux, La., U.S. died May 19, 1921, Washington, D.C.  ninth chief justice of the United States (1911–21), whose major contribution to U.S. jurisprudence was his “rule of reason”… …   Universalium

  • MURRAY, Sir George John Robert (1863-1942) — chief justice of South Australia was the son of Alexander Borthwick Murray, a pioneer sheep breeder, who sat in both the house of assembly and the legislative council of South Australia. He was born at Murray Park, Magill, near Adelaide, on 27… …   Dictionary of Australian Biography

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