HyperDic: roger_taney

English > 1 sense of the expression Roger Taney:
NOUNperson Roger Taney, Taney, Roger Brooke TaneyUnited States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court
English > Roger Taney: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningUnited States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court; remembered for his ruling that slaves and their descendants have no rights as citizens (1777-1864).
SynonymsTaney, Roger Brooke Taney
Instance ofchief justiceThe judge who presides over a supreme court

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