- Law. the presiding judge of a court having several members.
- (initial capital letters) Official title Chief Justice of the United States. the presiding judge of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Origin of chief justice
Examples from the Web for chief justice
Historical Examples of chief justice
As Chief-justice, he was the head of the Judicial department.Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Mather
Charles W. Upham
Chief-Justice Jay was sent to London to confer with the king, which he did.
Your late Chief-Justice Broderick is here, and they say violent as a tiger.The Journal to Stella
"I beg your pardon, again, brother Downright," interrupted the chief-justice.
Meditation, chief-justice, delivered the opinion of the bench.
- (in any of several Commonwealth countries) the judge presiding over a supreme court
- (in the US) the presiding judge of a court composed of a number of members