chief justice united states

chief justice

noun
1.
Law. the presiding judge of a court having several members.
2.
(initial capital letters) . Official title Chief justice of the United States. the presiding judge of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Origin:
1685–95

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

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