means the younger-born judges, at one time called puny judges. They are the four, inferior judges of the Court of Queen's
Bench, and the four inferior judges of the Court of Common Pleas.
(French, puisné, subsequently born; Latin, post natus.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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