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Younger; subsequently born or created; later in rank, tenure, preference, or position.

A junior lien is one that is subordinate in rank to another prior lien. This means that the junior lien will be paid off only after the prior lien has been satisfied.

When used in a proper name, junior or its abbreviation, Jr., is merely descriptive and not part of the individual's legal name. The absence of the term at the end of a name has no legal consequence. A signature that omits the description is still valid.

See: adolescent, inferior, juvenile, minor, secondary, subaltern, subordinate, subservient


a barrister who is not a Queen's Counsel.

JUNIOR. Younger.
     2. This has been held to be no part of a man's name, but an addition by use, and a convenient distinction between a father and son of the same name. 10 Mass. R. 203 10 Paige, 170; 1 Pick. R. 388; 7 John. It. 549; 2 Caines, 164 1 Pick. 388 15 Pick. 7; 17 Pick. 200 3 Metc. 330.
     3. Any matter that distinguishes persons renders the addition of junior or senior unnecessary. 1 Mod. Ent. 35; Salk. 7. But if father and son have both the same name, the father shall be, prima facie, intended, if junior be not added, or some other matter of distinction. Salk, 7; 6 Rep. 20 11 Rep. 39; Hob. 330. If father and son have the same name and addition, and the former sue the latter, the writ is abateable unless the son have the further addition of junior, or the younger. But if the father be the defendant and the son the plaintiff, there is no need of the further addition of senior, or the elder, to the name of the father. 2 Hawk. 187; Laws of Women, 380.

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GEORGE AND THE BRAGGIN' Groves shows off the belt he wins with victory over Eubank Jnr and (above) a blood-soaked ref tries to split the fighters during a fight to the finish in Manchester last night
Eubank Jnr and Groves met at a press conference in Manchester yesterday, and the challenger felt that Groves was struggling to cope with the surroundings.
The court heard Ramsay jnr has 22 previous convictions, including for a fraud in 2014 when he attended the home of an 86-year-old woman and convinced her to have some work done.
6 Lamborghini of Liam Griffin, which leapfrogged the Bentley at the start, Parfitt Jnr managed to make the breakthrough on lap 11.
VICTIM Adair jnr, top, was warned about drugs by his father
Welsh, and his father, Christopher Welsh Snr, 57, of Paley Close, Anfield, were said to have masterminded the previous cartel in "a desire for wealth and the good life" Welsh Jnr and Welsh Snr were jailed for 16 years and eight months, and 15 years and four months respectively.
Butler claimed the vacant English title with a tenth-round stoppage of Thomas Costello - and Allen jnr has written to the British Boxing Board of Control asking for Concepcion to be made his mandatory challenger.
All of the outstanding options and common share purchase warrants of JNR are exchanged for options and warrants to purchase common shares of Denison and are exercisable to acquire that number of common shares of Denison.
For shareholders and warrantholders who held their JNR shares or warrants through a broker, the issuance of Denison common shares in exchange for JNR common shares and Denison warrants in exchange for JNR warrants will be processed through their broker.
A hall of fame inductee in the coming years for sure, Jones Jnr signed autographs, posed for countless photographs and even had time to sample the club's cuisine in the upstairs Cheeco's Diner.
The People exclusively revealed in July that fomer world middleweight champ Eubank, 42, bizarrely gave away Chris Jnr and brother Sebastian, 16, for adoption in 2006 while broke.