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Justice, Chief. Two of the three superior courts of Common Law - viz., the Queen's Bench and the Common Pleas - were formerly presided over by a chief, termed the "Chief Justice," and three or four puisne judges; so was the third court - the Court of Exchequer - but the Chief Justice of that court was designated "Chief Baron," and the puisne judges "Barons." Now that the Courts are amalgamated the title of Chief Justice appertains to the Chief Justiceship of the Queen's Bench Division only, who is a member or judge of the High Court. [Justice, Courts of; Exchequer.]