justiciary definition by Webster's New World
- the chief political and judicial officer under the Norman and early Plantagenet kings
- Archaic one who administers justice, as a judge
- the jurisdiction of a justiciary
Origin: Middle English ; from Midieval Latin justitiarius ; from Classical Latin justitia: see justice
justiciary definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also jus·ti·ci·arnoun pl. jus·ti·ci·ar·ies also jus·ti·ci·ars
Origin: Medieval Latin iūstitiāria, from feminine of iūstitiārius, of the administration of justice, from Latin iūstitia, justice; see Justice .