Puisne Judge Law and Legal Definition

Puisne judge refers to a junior judge. Puisne judge is a judge without a distinction or title. This was the title formerly used in English common law courts for a judge other than a chief judge. Today, puisne judge refers to any judge of the English High court, apart from the chief justice. Puisne judge is also known as associate judge.[Gilmore v. Carman, 9 Miss. 279 (Miss. 1843)].