chief justice

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chief justice the judge who presides over a supreme court
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: William Taft is only man to become President and then chief justice.
    • Chief justice See in the Vocabulary.
    • Chief justice The presiding justice, or principal judge, of a court.
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Usage

In literature:

I do not deny you your right to be Lord Chief Justice, if you can accomplish it.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
This is another tract of Chief Justice Hale, published the year after his death.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)" by Augustus De Morgan
On the Bench were Chief Justice Ludlow and Puisne Justices Allen, Upham and Saunders.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
The lean and lanky figure of the chief justice of the supreme court of the Planet Eire came running down the street toward him.
"Attention Saint Patrick" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
CHIEF JUSTICE MELVILLE W. FULLER.
"History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Chief Justice Ide and his two beautiful daughters were there.
"The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson" by Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez
The chief justice still urged that he had received no assistance on the part of the crown.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
The Chief Justice and Justice Burns favored extradition while Justice McLean dissented.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 7, 1922" by Various
Eleven trials were instituted before Chief Justice Holt for witchcraft, between the years 1694 and 1701.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
No Chief Justice appeared to fill the office of Speaker of the Council.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
It is true he also had great men to serve him; Cecil was his secretary, Bacon was his chancellor, and Coke was his chief justice.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
He was a brother-in-law of Chief-justice James DeLancey, and uncle of Sir John Johnson.
"Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period" by Various
In the Council the chief justice had a seat.
"The Tribune of Nova Scotia" by W. L. (William Lawson) Grant
Burleigh procured an opinion of the two Chief Justices against the licence.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
B. Aylesworth, Minister of Justice; Sir Charles Fitzpatrick, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; Hon.
"The Life of King Edward VII" by J. Castell Hopkins
The president was accompanied some distance out of the city by Chief-Justice Jay, General Knox, and Colonel Hamilton.
"Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3." by Benson J. Lossing
The Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, the Right Hon.
"Bardell v. Pickwick" by Percy Fitzgerald
The opinion was delivered by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
The High Court of Justice consists of a Chief Justice and a Puisne Judge.
"Six Letters From the Colonies" by Robert Seaton
The President was kind, the Chief Justice urbane.
"Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas" by Lloyd Osbourne
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In news:

S ri Lanka's chief justice walked out of an impeachment hearing Thursday, saying she lacks confidence in the fairness of the committee looking into allegations against her, a her lawyer said.
Sri Lanka's chief justice walked out of an impeachment hearing Thursday, saying she lacks confidence in the fairness of the committee looking into allegations against her, a her lawyer said.
Last-minute EPA rule change frustrates chief justice .
Sri Lanka chief justice faces impeachment hearing.
Sri Lanka's chief justice on Friday attended the first day of a parliamentary hearing investigating an impeachment motion that accuses her of misusing power and having unexplained wealth.
S ri Lanka's chief justice on Friday attended the first day of a parliamentary hearing investigating an impeachment motion that accuses her of misusing power and having unexplained wealth.
Sri Lanka's chief justice faces impeachment hearing before parliamentary committee.
Chief justice urges Hathaway to 'clear the air'.
KSU graduate named chief justice of Okla.
Sri Lankan Parliament to Investigate Chief Justice .
Chief Justice Rehnquist left complex legacy.
High court rules Johnson will be chief justice .
's next chief justice heats up.
Moore expects smoother track as Alabama chief justice .
The last time Republican Judge Roy Moore was chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, he had a somewhat rocky relationship with legislators who had to approve funding for the courts.
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