Definition of Lord Justice in English:

Lord Justice

(also Lord Justice of Appeal)

nounPlural Lords Justices

  • (in the UK) a judge in the Court of Appeal.

    • ‘In January this year he was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal.’
    • ‘Neither of the other Lords Justices expressed any view on that matter.’
    • ‘Peers voted 109 to 105 to back a move by a former Lord Justice of Appeal aimed at protecting accused individuals who were subsequently not charged or found not guilty.’
    • ‘These views were, as the Lords Justices themselves acknowledged, not necessary for determining the appeal, but they are entitled to a good deal of respect.’
    • ‘I should certainly share the regret of the Lords Justices if I were compelled to think such important forward contracts as the present could have no legal effect, and were mere ‘gentlemen's agreements’ or honourable obligations.’’
    judge, magistrate, her honour, his honour, your honour
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