Associate Justice Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Associate Justice, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Associate Justice?

(n) Associate Justice are the members of US Supreme Court who are appointed by the President to assist the Chief Justice in execution of his duties. In US, eight members are appointed as Associate Justice. The period of their service is deemed to be until death, voluntary retirement or statutory impeachment.