chief justice
noun Date: 1534 the presiding or principal judge of a court of justice

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  • 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

  • chief justice — n: a chief judge of a usu. higher level court; specif often cap: the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court chief jus·tice·ship n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Chief justice — Chief jus tice The presiding justice, or principal judge, of a court. [1913 Webster] {Lord Chief Justice of England}, The presiding judge of the Queen s Bench Division of the High Court of Justice. The highest judicial officer of the realm is the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chief justice — Justice Jus tice (j[u^]s t[i^]s), n. [F., fr. L. justitia, fr. justus just. See {Just}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality of being just; conformity to the principles of righteousness and rectitude in all things; strict performance of moral… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chief Justice — steht für Oberster Richter oder Gerichtspräsident eines bestimmten Gerichts oder eines Landes. siehe etwa: Chief Justice of the United States, das nominelle Oberhaupt der Bundesgerichte der Vereinigten Staaten Chief Justice (Ghana), der Oberste… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Chief Justice — Chief Justices N COUNT; N TITLE A Chief Justice is the most important judge of a court of law, especially a supreme court. ...Chief Justice Marshall …   English dictionary

  • chief justice — n the most important judge in a court of law, especially the US Supreme Court …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chief justice — noun count the most senior judge in a court of law, especially the U.S. Supreme Court …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • chief justice — n. the presiding judge of a court made up of several judges …   English World dictionary

  • Chief Justice — The Chief Justice in many countries is the name for the presiding member of a Supreme Court in Commonwealth or other countries with an Anglo Saxon justice system based on English common law, such as the Supreme Court of Canada, the Constitutional …   Wikipedia

  • Chief Justice — Juge en chef Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Chief Justice (que l on peut traduire en français par Juge en chef) est le titre du président de la Cour suprême dans de nombreux pays du… …   Wikipédia en Français

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