associate justice
associate justice n: a justice of a court of last resort who is not the chief justice

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

Associate Justice
Any U.S. Supreme Court Justice, other than the Chief Justice.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


associate justice
The designation given to a judge who is not the chief or presiding justice of the court on which he or she sits.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


associate justice
The designation given to a judge who is not the chief or presiding justice of the court on which he or she sits.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

Associate Justice
n.
   a member of the U.S. Supreme Court appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. There are eight Associate Justices and one Chief Justice. They serve for life or until voluntary retirement or removal after being convicted after impeachment. (Only one was ever charged (1805) and he was acquitted.)
   See also: Supreme Court

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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