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CHIEF Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Principal; leading; head; eminent in power or importance; the most important or valuable of several. Declaration in chief is a declaration for the principal cause of action. 1 Tidd, Pr. 419. Examination in chief is the first examination of a witness by the party who produces him. 1 Greenl. Bv.


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