Puis"ne (p&umac;"n&ycr;), a. [See Puny.]

1.

Later in age, time, etc.; subsequent.

[Obs.] " A puisne date to eternity."

Sir M. Hale.

2.

Puny; petty; unskilled.

[Obs.]

3. Law

Younger or inferior in rank; junior; associate; as, a chief justice and three puisne justices of the Court of Common Pleas; the puisne barons of the Court of Exchequer.

Blackstone.

 

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Puis"ne, n.

One who is younger, or of inferior rank; a junior; esp., a judge of inferior rank.

It were not a work for puisnes and novices. Bp. Hall.

 

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