Meaning of “chief justice” in the English Dictionary

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"chief justice" in British English

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chief justicenoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˌtʃiːf ˈdʒʌs.tɪs/ us /ˌtʃiːf ˈdʒʌs.tɪs/

the most important judge of a law court, especially a very important court in a country

(Definition of “chief justice” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chief justice" in American English

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chief justicenoun [ C ]

us /ˈtʃif ˈdʒʌs·tɪs/

the judge in the highest position in a particular court of law:

The Chief Justice of the United States presides over the US Supreme Court.

(Definition of “chief justice” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)