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justiciar

[juh-stish-ee-er]
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noun
  1. a high judicial officer in medieval England.
  2. the chief political and judicial officer in England from the reign of William I to that of Henry III.
  3. justiciary(def 2).

Origin of justiciar

1475–85; < Medieval Latin jūsticiārius justiciary
Related formsjus·ti·ci·ar·ship, noun
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Examples from the Web for justiciar

Historical Examples

  • Your lordship, being the justiciar, speaks with knowledge of what is to come to me.

    Captain Blood

    Rafael Sabatini

  • That is why the archbishop and the justiciar accompanied the expedition.

    Medival Wales

    A. G. Little

  • He traces his descent from the justiciar of the Norman kings.

  • Justiciar, the citizens permitted to elect their own, i, 43.

  • Its president was the Justiciar, who was the king's representative.


British Dictionary definitions for justiciar

justiciar

noun
  1. English legal history the chief political and legal officer from the time of William I to that of Henry III, who deputized for the king in his absence and presided over the kings' courtsAlso called: justiciary
Derived Formsjusticiarship, noun
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