Justiciary meaning

-ē-ər
A high judicial officer in medieval England.
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The chief political and judicial officer under the Norman and early Plantagenet kings.
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(archaic) One who administers justice, as a judge.
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The jurisdiction of a justiciary.
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Relating to the administration of justice or the office of a judge.
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(obsolete) A justiciar.
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(obsolete) The office of a justiciar.
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Origin of justiciary

  • Medieval Latin iūstitiāria from feminine of iūstitiārius of the administration of justice from Latin iūstitia justice justice

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition