Lord Justice-clerk

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Lord Justice-clerk the Scottish judge ranking next to the Lord-Justice-general, presiding over the Outer House or Second Division of the Court of Session, vice-president of the High Court of Justiciary
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. justitia.

Usage

In literature:

My Lord Justice-Clerk was known to many; the man Adam Weir perhaps to none.
"Weir of Hermiston an unfinished romance" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Lord Justice Clerk declared that he would "clear the Court" if the interruption to the proceedings were renewed.
"The Law and the Lady" by Wilkie Collins
Braxfield, when Justice-Clerk, was dining at Lord Douglas's, and observed there was only port upon the table.
"Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character" by Edward Bannerman Ramsay
His lordship accordingly recommended that the Lord Justice-Clerk of Scotland be requested to hold an inquiry into the facts.
"Trial of Mary Blandy"
No sooner did I get the news than I petitioned the Lord Justice Clerk.
"David Balfour, Second Part" by Robert Louis Stevenson
By the way, I forgot an engagement to my old friend, Lord Justice-Clerk.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
Gilbert Elliott, Lord Chief Justice, Clerk of Scotland.
"Greenwich Village" by Anna Alice Chapin
But you cannot be Lord Chief Justice and my clerk at the same time.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
David Boyle, Lord Justice-Clerk; the Right Hon.
"Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume V (of 10)" by John Gibson Lockhart
The incident recalls an occasion in the Second Division when it was presided over by Lord Justice-Clerk Moncreiff.
"Law and Laughter" by George Alexander Morton
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