• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Chief-baron the President of the Court of Exchequer
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. chef—L. caput, the head.


In literature:

Meanwhile, in the midst of his social pleasures, the baron did not forget the chief end of his town life.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
He became Chief Baron of the Exchequer in Scotland in 1708, and died in 1726.
"Notes and Queries, Number 186, May 21, 1853" by Various
Scott has to tell us what 'completed the costume' of his Highland chiefs or mediaeval barons.
"Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)" by Leslie Stephen
Before Lord Chief Baron Smythe.
"The Trial of Charles Random de Berenger, Sir Thomas Cochrane," by William Brodie Gurney
In the same year his neighbour Charles Abbot, afterwards first Baron Tenterden, was made Lord Chief Justice.
"Holborn and Bloomsbury" by Sir Walter Besant
Baron Pechman, the Chief of Police, had a bad reception when he suggested that the populace might get out of control.
"The Magnificent Montez" by Horace Wyndham
These were the works of Chief Baron Gilbert.
"An Essay on Professional Ethics" by George Sharswood
I laid both their names, among others, before the Chief Baron, who is my ordinary legal adviser on these occasions.
"Memoirs of the Court of George IV. 1820-1830 (Vol 1)" by Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
So they came to Deepham, which was the Baron's chief town, in a very fair and fertile dale, well watered.
"The Sundering Flood" by William Morris
With what pride had he accepted the polite recognition of Chief Barons and silk-gowned "leaders"!
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
Inland, the intruding barons and the Irish chiefs fought perpetually, with varying fortunes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 5" by Various
By Baron Jomini, General-in-Chief and Aid-de-Camp to the Emperor of Russia.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 2 of 3)" by Various
The Chief Baron had been taken ill in Court, and was conveyed home in a state of insensibility.
"Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I." by Charles James Lever
Stories, for the most part untrue, of the Chief Baron's mistakes on the Bench appeared daily.
"Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume II." by Charles James Lever
The chief, however, and the most faithful, was George, afterwards Sir George, and later Baron Lyttelton of Frankley.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3" by Various
At the Norfolk Assizes, on March 27th, before Chief Baron Pollock, the prisoner was acquitted.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 2" by Charles Mackie
In Ireland Lord Chief Baron Palles was the last to retain the old title.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
Cooking is no doubt a great science, and its chief prophet is undeniably EUGENE BARON BAERST.
"The International Monthly, Volume 4, No. 4, November 1, 1851" by Various
At twelve o'clock, on the day of trial, August 9th, 1797, the Lord Chief Baron Macdonald took his seat upon the bench, in the criminal court.
"The History of Margaret Catchpole" by Richard Cobbold
Robert Ord, Lord Chief Baron of Scotland (alive in 1773).
"Notes and Queries, Vol. V, Number 134, May 22, 1852" by Various

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.