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Law. the presiding judge of a court having several members.
(initial capital letters). Official title Chief Justice of the United States. the presiding judge of the U.S. Supreme Court.
(in any of several Commonwealth countries) the judge presiding over a supreme court
(in the US) the presiding judge of a court composed of a number of members


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