Definition of Hughes, Charles Evans in US English:

Hughes, Charles Evans

proper noun

  • (1862–1948), US chief justice 1930–41. A US Supreme Court associate justice 1910–16, he resigned from the Court to run against Woodrow Wilson for the presidency. He was US secretary of state 1921–25 and was appointed chief justice by President Hoover in 1930.

Pronunciation

Hughes, Charles Evans

/hyo͞oz/