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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
1685-1695
1685-95
Related forms
chief justiceship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for chief justice united states

chief justice

noun
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
Derived Forms
chief justiceship, noun
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