justiciary

  • 1Justiciary — Jus*ti ci*a*ry, n. [Cf. LL. justitiarius, F. justicier. See {Justice}.] (Old Eng. Law) An old name for the judges of the higher English courts. [1913 Webster] Note: The chief justiciary, or justiciar, in early English history, was not only the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2justiciary — [jus tish′ēer΄ē] n. pl. justiciaries [ME < ML justitiarius < L justitia: see JUSTICE] 1. the chief political and judicial officer under the Norman and early Plantagenet kings 2. Archaic one who administers justice, as a judge 3. the… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3justiciary — A judge or justice. See court of justiciary …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 4justiciary — /ju stish ee er ee/, adj., n., pl. justiciaries. adj. 1. of or pertaining to the administration of justice. n. 2. the office or jurisdiction of a justiciar. 3. justiciar (defs. 1 and 2). [1470 80; < ML justiciarius. See JUSTICE, ARY] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 5justiciary — n. position or duties of a justiciar, office of a high court judge in medieval Englandjus ti·ci·ar·y || dÊ’ÊŒ stɪʃɪerɪ / ʃərɪ adj. of the administration of justicejus ti·ci·ar·y || dÊ’ÊŒ stɪʃɪerɪ / ʃərɪ …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 6justiciary — [dʒʌ stɪʃ(ə)ri] noun (plural justiciaries) chiefly Scottish 1》 an administrator of justice. 2》 the administration of justice …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 7justiciary — n. Judge, justice, justiciar …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 8justiciary — jus·ti·ci·ary …

    English syllables

  • 9justiciary — jus•ti•ci•ar•y [[t]dʒʌˈstɪʃ iˌɛr i[/t]] adj. n. pl. ar•ies 1) law why of or pertaining to the administration of justice 2) law why the office or jurisdiction of a justiciar 3) law why justiciar • Etymology: 1470–80; &LT; ML jūsticiārius …

    From formal English to slang

  • 10justiciary — /dʒʌsˈtɪʃəri/ (say jus tishuhree) adjective of or relating to the administration of justice. {Medieval Latin justitiārius judge, from Latin justitia justice} …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 11justiciary — /jastish(iy)ary/ An old name for a judge or justice. The word is formed on the analogy of the Latin juriciarius and French justicier , and is a variant of justiciar (q.v.) …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 12justiciary — /jastish(iy)ary/ An old name for a judge or justice. The word is formed on the analogy of the Latin juriciarius and French justicier , and is a variant of justiciar (q.v.) …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 13justiciary — n. & adj. n. (pl. ies) adj. of the administration of justice. Etymology: med.L justitiarius f. L justitia: see JUSTICE …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14Court of justiciary — Justiciary Jus*ti ci*a*ry, n. [Cf. LL. justitiarius, F. justicier. See {Justice}.] (Old Eng. Law) An old name for the judges of the higher English courts. [1913 Webster] Note: The chief justiciary, or justiciar, in early English history, was not&#8230; …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 15JUSTICIARY COURT —    the highest court for the trial of criminal cases in Scotland …

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • 16High Court of Justiciary — Royal Coat of Arms in Scotland Established 1672 Jurisdiction Scotland …

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