Sentence Examples


  • Hubert de Burgh was the last of the great justiciars; after his fall (1231) the justiciarship was not again committed to a great baron, and the chancellor soon took the position formerly occupied by the justiciar as second to the king in dignity, as well as in power and influence.
  • In that rough age crimes of violence predominated, and the king's justiciars regularly perambulated the land in search of offenders, and decimated every village which refused to surrender fugitive criminals.
  • The early justiciars were clerics, in whom the possession of power could not become hereditary.
  • His justiciars, and especially Hubert Walter, were responsible for several innovations which were to have far-spreading results.