Chief justice


Chief justice
Chief justice Chief" jus"tice The presiding justice, or principal judge, of a court. [1913 Webster]

{Lord Chief Justice of England}, The presiding judge of the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice. The highest judicial officer of the realm is the Lord High Chancellor.

{Chief Justice of the United States}, the presiding judge of the Supreme Court, and Highest judicial officer of the republic. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.