Definition of Lord Chief Justice in English:

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Lord Chief Justice

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The highest-ranking law officer in England and Wales, presiding over the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division).
Example sentences
  • Special arrangements have been made under the Lord Chief Justice's Recommendations for Trials of Children and Young Persons.
  • The Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice do not comment on individual cases before the courts.
  • After the hearing, I pulled it out again to make some notes on what we had to do before the next hearing, and I didn't notice that one of the Lord Chief Justices had not left the court yet.

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