Chief baron

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chief baron (Eng. Law) The presiding judge of the court of exchequer.
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Usage

In literature:

Pollock (Chief Baron) on the death of Dickens, iii.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
The Lord Chief-Baron then summed up shortly, and the jury brought in a verdict of Guilty, apparently without much hesitation.
"State Trials, Political and Social" by Various
The barons abandoned for the time their chief claims.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
It does not appear that the idea of 'housekeeping' as the chief occupation of the Baron's wife ever entered into the Roman mind.
"Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 1" by Francis Marion Crawford
For one of the maxims of the present chief of the Consulta, Baron Sonnino, is that secrecy is the soul of efficacy.
"England and Germany" by Emile Joseph Dillon
But the Marquis's chief friend was Jack De Baron.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
Brougham has been made to recall his letter offering to be Chief Baron.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
Her father, though born in Jamaica, was brought to England as a young child, and he was the ward of Chief Baron Lord Abinger.
"The Brownings" by Lilian Whiting
COLERIDGE, JOHN DUKE COLERIDGE, 1ST BARON (1820-1894), lord chief justice of England, was the eldest son of Sir John Taylor Coleridge.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
At a time when the chief relaxation of a baron was rapine, he preferred the conversation of thinkers.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
IN November, 1768, Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt, arrived in Virginia as governor-in-chief.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell
One of the chiefs named Baron had settled on an island in the swamp, such as we have described, where he defied the whole colony.
"The West Indies and the Spanish Main [1899]" by James Rodway
Your Lordships sat with the Chief Baron.
"Roland Cashel Volume I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
The Chief Baron had ruled against him, and, of course, the charge is now being pronounced.
"Roland Cashel Volume II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
The chief objects the Russians had in view when they sent Baron Kaulbars to Kashgar were three.
"The Life of Yakoob Beg" by Demetrius Boulger
The Baron de la Rochaigue acted as chief mourner.
"Pride" by Eugène Sue
The judgments of Chief Baron Fleming and Baron Clark are preserved.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various
The chief conspirator was the second Baron Lovelace, who thus repaid the Stuarts who had ennobled his father!
"The Thames" by G. E. Mitton
After the peace of Tilsit he was made chief of the staff to Ney, and created a baron.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5" by Various
The judges sitting were the Lord Chief-Justice and Baron Watson.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur
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In poetry:

"Shee sayes, all women will have their wille,
This is their chief desyre;
Now yield, as thou art a barone true,
That I have payd mine hyre."
"The Marriage of Sir Gawaine" by Anonymous British
"Sir Simon de Montfort my subject shall be;
Once chief of all the great barons was he,
Yet fortune so cruel this lord did abase,
Now lost and forgotten are he and his race.
"The Beggar's Daughter Of Bethnal Green" by Henry Morley
So the Tongue was the Lawyer and argued the cause
With a great deal of skill, and a wig full of learning,
While chief baron Ear sat to balance the laws,
So famed for his talent in nicely discerning.
"Report Of An Adjudged Case" by William Cowper
Unto that august tribunal comes a gentleman in grief,
(Special was the British Jury, and the Judge, the Baron Chief,)
Comes a British man and husband—asking of the law relief;
For his wife was stolen from him—he'd have vengeance on the thief.
"Damages, Two Hundred Pounds" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

Photograph by Traci Hukill Barons of Brine: Happy Girl chief executive Todd Champagne, left, brandishes a pickle at Shawn Wallace.
Reporting directly to Gary Fazio, the mattress manufacturer's chief executive officer, Baron is in charge of manufacturing, technical services and supply-chain operations through the company's 20 manufacturing facilities.
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