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puisne

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adjective puis·ne \ˈpyü-nē\

Definition of puisne

chiefly British

  1. :  inferior in rank <puisne judge>

puisne

noun


Origin and Etymology of puisne

Anglo-French puisné younger — more at puny


First Known Use: 1688

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