Definition of chief justice in English:

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  • 1The presiding judge in a supreme court.

    ‘The Senate assembles as a court to try the president, with the Supreme Court chief justice acting as a judge without voting powers.’
    • ‘The Supreme Court chief justice only presides over the trial, he cannot vote when the case is up for resolution.’
    • ‘It will be presided over by the Supreme Court chief justice, who will act as the judge.’
    • ‘The lord chief justice has used all his skill and pragmatism trying to persuade the government not to take asylum and immigration issues out of the courts.’
    • ‘The Judiciary Act created a Supreme Court of six judges, a chief justice and five associate justices.’
    • ‘The chief justice of the supreme court has stepped into the presidency, as stipulated in the constitution.’
    • ‘As you may have heard, the former appellate judge is the chief justice of the United States.’
    • ‘All the ordinary judges of the Supreme Court and the chief justice were educated in private schools.’
    • ‘The rule of law must be respected and honored - especially by the chief justice of a state supreme court.’
    • ‘He amended the Constitution to strip the President of the power to remove him, and ousted the chief justice of the Supreme Court.’
    • ‘After doing so, I received a letter from the present chief justice of the Supreme Court of a Southern state.’
    • ‘Also appointed by the prime minister are the chief justices of the Supreme Court.’
    • ‘There is a Supreme Court, the chief justice of which is a nonresident.’
    • ‘In my own country, the prime minister, attorney general, chief justice, and governor general are all mid-life women.’
    • ‘A panel of five judges including the chief justice and his deputy handed down their decision on July 26.’
    • ‘The chief justice of the high court and some other judges are appointed by the president.’
    • ‘The chief justice presides at the conference and allocates opinion writing, but he has no casting vote and no power to instruct colleagues.’
    • ‘The criminal said the chief justice might have ‘prejudicial feelings’ against him.’
    • ‘The government responded by preparing an impeachment motion against the chief justice.’
    • ‘Also some of the presenters incorrectly refer to the prosecutor general as chief justice.’
    1. 1.1Chief Justice of the United StatesThe chief justice of the US Supreme Court.
      ‘The Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court said: ‘Some current nominees have been waiting a considerable time for a Senate Judiciary Committee vote or a final floor vote.’’
      • ‘The Senate has confirmed him as Chief Justice of the United States.’
      • ‘Applications are heard and either denied or granted by a special court composed of seven Federal district court judges designated by the Chief Justice of the United States.’
      • ‘After 1912 he retired to the law, and was appointed Chief Justice of the United States by Warren Harding, in which capacity he presided very competently as a strict constitutionalist.’
      • ‘When the president is impeached, the Chief Justice of the United States presides over the trial in the Senate.’