A puisne judge or Puisne Justice (//; French: puisné or puîné, "junior") is a regular member of a Court, as opposed to head of the court or ex officio members (e.g. the Chancellor of the High Court with respect to the Court of Appeal in England and Wales). The term is used almost exclusively in common law jurisdictions such as England, Australia, Gibraltar, Kenya, Canada, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan and formerly in Hong Kong. Although a common law jurisdiction, the term is not used in the United States, where the most similar term is "associate justice", used in relation to the U.S. Supreme Court.
- 28 U.S. Code § 1.
- Supreme Court of Canada - Photo Gallery - Puisne Judge’s Office
- Puisne judges of the Bombay High Court
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