English version

chief justice

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
chief justiceˌchief ˈjustice noun [countable]  SCLthe most important judge in a court of law, especially the US Supreme Court
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chief justiceTen years later he became its chief justice.Overall, Lucas, who retired in April 1996, was a successful chief justice.Those who refused, including the chief justice, lost their jobs.Two of the five supreme court judges are white, including the chief justice, Anthony Gubbay.This was the chief justice of the state supreme court!The chief justice of the King's Bench pronounced the verdict.
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