puisnest

puisne

[pyoo-nee]
adjective
1.
Law. younger; inferior in rank; junior, as in appointment.
noun
2.
an associate judge as distinguished from a chief justice.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Anglo-French, equivalent to Old French puis after (< Latin posteā) + ne born, past participle of naistre to be born (< Latin nāscere); cf. puny

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puisne (ˈpjuːnɪ)
 
adj
(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]

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