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noun

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.

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Origin of chief justice

First recorded in 1685–95
chief jus·tice·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for chief justice

chief justice

noun

(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
chief justiceship, noun
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