Simple Definition of chief justice
: the most important and powerful judge of a court of law and especially of the U.S. Supreme Court
Full Definition of chief justice
: the presiding or principal judge of a court of justice
First Known Use of chief justice
Legal Definition of chief justice
: a chief judge of a usu. higher level court; specifically often cap : the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
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