Webster 1913 Edition
Later in age, time, etc.; subsequent.
[Obs.]“ A puisne date to eternity.”
Sir M. Hale.
Puny; petty; unskilled.
Younger or inferior in rank; junior; associate;
as, a chief justice and three
puisnejustices of the Court of Common Pleas; the
puisnebarons of the Court of Exchequer.
One who is younger, or of inferior rank; a junior; esp., a judge of inferior rank.
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Webster 1828 Edition
1.In law, younger or inferior in rank; as a chief justice and three puisne justices of the court of common please; the puisne barons of the court of exchequer.
2.Later in date. [Not used.]