Meaning of Lord Justice Clerk in English:

Lord Justice Clerk

Pronunciation /ˌlɔːd ˌdʒʌstɪs ˈklɑːk/


Scots Law
  • The vice-president of the High Court of Justiciary and vice-president of the Court of Session, in the latter capacity presiding over the Second Division (one of the two appellate divisions of the Inner House of the Court of Session). Sometimes preceded by a possessive adjective (especially my) as a form of address or reference.

    The Lord Justice Clerk may perform any function of the Lord President if the Lord President is incapacitated or suspended, or when the office is vacant.


Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Knox (c1514–1572), religious reformer. From lord + Justice Clerk.