Origin of puisne
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Puisne judge of the Court of Queen's Bench, 1837; suspended, but afterwards reinstated.
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.|Bulstrode Whitelocke
Puisne, pū′ne, adj. (law) younger or inferior in rank, applied to certain judges in England.
The two northern ones, with their vast populations and immense amount of work, are the bugbear of the puisne judge.The Queen Against Owen|Allen Upward
The court was presided over by a chief (capitalis justiciarius de communi banco) and four puisne judges.
British Dictionary definitions for puisne
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).