chief justice

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chief justice

also Chief Justice
n. Abbr. CJ
The presiding judge of a high court having several judges, especially the US Supreme Court.

chief justice

n
1. (Law) (in any of several Commonwealth countries) the judge presiding over a supreme court
2. (Law) (in the US) the presiding judge of a court composed of a number of members
chief justiceship n

chief′ jus′tice


n.
1. the presiding judge of a court having several members.
2. (caps.) Official title, Chief′ Jus′tice of the Unit′ed States′. the presiding judge of the U.S. Supreme Court.
[1685–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chief justice - the judge who presides over a supreme courtchief justice - the judge who presides over a supreme court
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
judge, jurist, justice - a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
Translations

chief justice

n (Brit) → ˜ Oberrichter(in) m(f); (US) → Oberster Bundesrichter, Oberste Bundesrichterin

Chief Justice

npresidente m di Corte di Cassazione
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