United Kingdom Encyclopedia of Law     Wiki Legal Encyclopedia (BETA)
What do you need to know about law? Search in more than 1.500.000 entries

Chief

Concept of Chief

Traditional meaning of chief [1] in the English common law history: Head; lord; principal. Chief justice: the oldest, or presiding judge of a court. The chief justice of England is the chief justice of the K. B. Chief lord : the ultimate or highest lord of the fee, of whom the mesne lords held, before Stat. Quia Emptores. A tenant in chief is one holding directly of the chief lord, of the king. Chief rents: quitrents; rents paid by the freeholders of a manor in discharge of all services; see RENTS OF ASSIZE. Chief-pledge: a head-borow; borsholder; the head of a decennary. Chief, tenure in; see CHIEF LORD. Examination in chief: the first examination of a witness, as distinguished from cross-examination.

Resources

Notes and References

  1. Based on A concise law dictionary of words, phrases and maxims, “Chief”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. This term and/or definition may be absolete. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary, based on a glossary of terms, included Chief.

See Also



Law is our Passion


This entry about Chief has been published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY 3.0) licence, which permits unrestricted use and reproduction, provided the author or authors of the Chief entry and the Encyclopedia of Law are in each case credited as the source of the Chief entry. Please note this CC BY licence applies to some textual content of Chief, and that some images and other textual or non-textual elements may be covered by special copyright arrangements. For guidance on citing Chief (giving attribution as required by the CC BY licence), please see below our recommendation of "Cite this Entry".

Cite this entry

Legal Citations Generator

(2020, 10). Chief lawi.org.uk Retrieved 10, 2021, from https://lawi.org.uk/chief/

10 2020. 10 2021 <https://lawi.org.uk/chief/>

"Chief" lawi.org.uk. lawi.org.uk, 10 2020. Web. 10 2021. <https://lawi.org.uk/chief/>

"Chief" lawi.org.uk. 10, 2020. Accesed 10 2021. https://lawi.org.uk/chief/

Theo Walker, 'Chief' (lawi.org.uk 2020) <https://lawi.org.uk/chief/> accesed 2021 October 17

Usage Metrics

339 Views. 247 Visitors.

Google Scholar: Search for Chief Related Content

 

Schema Summary

  • Article Name: Chief
  • Author: Theo Walker
  • Description: Concept of Chief Traditional meaning of chief [1] in the English common law history: Head; lord; principal. Chief justice: [...]

This entry was last updated: October 19, 2020

CH



Recent Comments