justice general

noun
plural justices general

Definition of justice general

: the former presiding officer of the High Court of Justiciary in Scotland whose duties are now entrusted to the lord president of the Court of Session

called also lord justice general

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Middle English

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“Justice general.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/justice%20general. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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