associate justice

Definition of "associate justice"
  1. A judge of the U.S. Supreme Court who is not the Chief Justice
How to use "associate justice" in a sentence
  1. He was nominated and confirmed as an associate justice for the Supreme Court.
  2. An associate justice plays a crucial role in making important legal decisions.
  3. After years of service in lower courts, she ascended to the role of an associate justice.

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