n.1.The office of chief justice.
Jay selected the chief-justiceship as most in accordance with his tastes.
- The Century.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Jay will certainly refuse the Chief-Justiceship, I presume Judge [Paterson] will be appointed: and his vacancy, I am disposed to think, will be filled either from N[ew] York or Pennsylvania...."); Letter from Samuel Sewall to Theodore Sedgwick (Dec.