- Law. younger; inferior in rank; junior, as in appointment.
- an associate judge as distinguished from a chief justice.
Origin of puisne
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Historical Examples of puisne
The salary of a puisne judge of the Court of Session in Scotland!
Appointed a puisne judge of the Court of Queen's Bench, 1837.
In 1874 appointed a puisne judge of the Supreme Court of Quebec.
After them came the Ricks-Senators in their order, the puisne first.A Journal of the Swedish Embassy in the Years 1653 and 1654, Vol II.
All who had for five years filled the office of puisne judge.Considerations on Representative Government
John Stuart Mill
- (esp of a subordinate judge) of lower rank
Word Origin for puisne
Word Origin and History for puisne
"junior," c.1300 in Anglo-Latin, from Old French puisné "born later, younger, youngest" (see puny).