Admiralty Definition

ădmər-əl-tē
admiralties
noun
A court exercising jurisdiction over all maritime cases.
American Heritage
The rank, position, or authority of an admiral.
Webster's New World
Maritime law.
American Heritage
The governmental department or officials in charge of naval affairs, as in England.
Webster's New World
The department of the British government that once had control over all naval affairs.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Admiralty

Noun

Singular:
admiralty
Plural:
admiralties

Origin of Admiralty

  • From French amirauté, for an older amiralté (“office of admiral”), from Late Latin admiralitas. See admiral

    From Wiktionary

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