puisne

adjective
puis·​ne | \ ˈpyü-nē How to pronounce puisne (audio) \

Definition of puisne

chiefly British
: inferior in rank puisne judge

Other Words from puisne

puisne noun

First Known Use of puisne

1648, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for puisne

Anglo-French puisné younger — more at puny

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“Puisne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puisne. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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