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See also puisné
- IPA: /ˈpjuː.ni/
puisne (not comparable)
- (law) Inferior in rank. A puisne justice of a court is a judge other than the chief justice.
Usage notes 
- The term is used almost exclusively in common law jurisdictions such as England, Australia, Canada, Sri Lanka, and formerly in Hong Kong. The equivalent term in the United States is associate justice.