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 (pyo͞o′nē) Chiefly British
Lower in rank; junior.
One of lesser rank than another, especially an associate judge.

[Old French puisne : puis, afterward (ultimately from Latin post; see apo- in Indo-European roots) + ne, born (from Latin nātus, past participle of nāscī, to be born; see genə- in Indo-European roots).]


(ˈpjuːnɪ) or


(Law) (esp of a subordinate judge) of lower rank
[C16: from Anglo-French, from Old French puisné born later, from puis at a later date, from Latin posteā afterwards + born, from naistre to be born, from Latin nascī]


(ˈpyu ni)

Chiefly Brit. junior in rank: a puisne judge.
[1590–1600; < Anglo-French, = Old French puis after (< Latin posteā) + ne born, past participle of naistre to be born (< Latin nāscere); compare puny]
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Lady O'Dowd is one of the greatest ladies in the Presidency of Madras--her quarrel with Lady Smith, wife of Sir Minos Smith the puisne judge, is still remembered by some at Madras, when the Colonel's lady snapped her fingers in the Judge's lady's face and said SHE'D never walk behind ever a beggarly civilian.
The court comprising Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Yahya Afridi, Lahore High Court Chief Justice Yawar Ali and Justice Tahira Safdar, senior puisne judge of the Balochistan High Court, also directed the joint secretary of the interior ministry to attach Mr Musharraf's properties in the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.
Justice Mohammad Yawar Ali, Senior Puisne Judge Lahore High Court and Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan, former Judge Supreme Court of Pakistan / Member Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan (LJCP) also attended the meeting on special invitation.
Senior Puisne Judge Justice Muhamamd Yawar Ali, Justice Muhammad Anwarul Haq, Justice Shahid Waheed, other judges , LHC Registrar Syed Khursheed Anwar Rizvi, District Judiciary Director General Akmal Khan and other officials were present there on the occasion.
The judges, who also attended the meeting, included Court of Cassation Puisne judge Maasuma Abdulrasul Isa, LLOC president Nawaf Abdulla Hamza, and LLOC deputy president Mohammed Ahmed Mujbel.
Manama, July 11 (BNA): Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al-Khalifa, Wife of His Majesty the King and Supreme Council for Women (SCW) President sent a cable of congratulations to SCW member Ma'asuma Abdulrasul Isa on her appointment, by royal order, as Puisne Judge at the Court of Cassation.
ISLAMABAD -- Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, a senior Puisne Judge of Supreme Court, Thursday took oath as Acting Chief Justice of Pakistan.
The Chief Justice and Puisne Judges of the Supreme Court of Canada, Deans of the Common Law and Civil Law Sections, professors and students are invited to attend.
The project "enterprise level information technology" would enable litigants to monitor progress and status of their cases on their smart phones, senior puisne judge Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah told media at a briefing.
Prior to her appointment as Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, in 2012, she served as Solicitor General and Attorney General of Sri Lanka.
LAHORE -- A lawyers' representative meeting will be organized on March 30 in order to discuss the proposal by nominated Chief of the Lahore High Court puisne judge Manzoor Ahmad Malik regarding the hearing of cases from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM fourday a week.
be Chief Justice of the said Court, and five persons who are, or have been, respectively, Judges of one of the said Superior Courts, or who are Barristers or Advocates of at least ten years' standing at the Bar of one of the said Provinces, to be Puisne Judges of the said Court, two of whom at least shall be taken from among the Judges of the Superior Court, or Court of Queen's Bench, or the Barristers or Advocates of the Province of Quebec.