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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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MORE than 120 people attended the Junior Presentation Evening at Crosland Heath.
Under-9 Blue: Alvis Juniors v Firefighters Juniors, Athletic United v AT7 Youth, Ernesford Dynamos v Mount Nod Highway, Leamington Brakes v Coventry Sphinx Juniors, Southam United Juniors v Christ the King.
Chatsworth High junior shortstop Mike Moustakas is in Joplin, Mo.
Today, dozens of juniors are sprouting up everywhere searching for nickel, gold, platinum group metals and diamonds in many historically productive northeastern Ontario camps.
The following titles were awarded: Miss Headliner, Mayumi Miguel from Dance World Academy; Teen Miss Headliner, Lon Ann Ferreri from Dance World Academy; Teen Mister Headliner, Jeff Wahl from Danek School of Performing Arts; Junior Miss Headliner, Jacqueline Geier from Rolann's School of the Dance; Junior Mister Headliner, JP Ferreri from Dance World Academy; Petite Miss Headliner, Molly Galbraith from Dance Arts Academy; Master Headliner, Rory Freeman from Hope Specht School of Dance.
The process of grooming the next generation of Zina Garrisons, Malavai Washingtons and Lori McNeals is the mission of the American Tennis Association's Junior Development Program.
During this time, juniors are learning how to play competitive golf while managing their time for homework, travel, new courses and new competitors.
30): Gosforth Norse Nomads v Heaton Hawks, Newbiggin Hall Juniors v Wideopen and District Juniors Under-18s, Cullercoats Juniors Under-18s v Wideopen and District Juniors Under-18s, Newcastle Pin Point Juniors Under-18 Blues v Newcastle East End Juniors Under-17s, Montagu and N/Fenham B.
Tesco Youth Under 13 Challenge Cup first round, to be played on Sunday (11am): Maltby Juniors v Manton Athletic, Rockingham Rovers v Brimwood United.
He knows the Vikings have talented middle blocker Teddy Goetz patrolling the middle and that they'll promote a handful of juniors who won 59 games in a row on the junior-varsity team the past two years.
LOS ANGELES -- International Sports and Media Group (OTCBB:ISMEE), a diversified Sports and News Marketing and Communications firm, announced today it will stream its first International Live Soccer Match from Colombia this coming Friday over the worldwide internet by showcasing its featured match between Boca Juniors from Argentina versus Millionarios out of Colombia.