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justiciary

[juh-stish-ee-er-ee]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the administration of justice.
noun, plural jus·ti·ci·ar·ies.
  1. the office or jurisdiction of a justiciar.
  2. justiciar(defs 1, 2).

Origin of justiciary

From the Medieval Latin word jūsticiārius, dating back to 1470–80. See justice, -ary
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Examples from the Web for justiciary

Historical Examples

  • From an unpublished trial in the Justiciary Court at Edinburgh.

    The Witch-cult in Western Europe

    Margaret Alice Murray

  • From the record of the trial in the Justiciary Court, Edinburgh.

  • From the record of the trial in the Justiciary Court of Edinburgh.

  • Most of the cases here cited are found in the Justiciary Records, from about 1605 to 1640.

  • The Justiciary did not look as if convinced by Barbara's reasoning.

    The Shadow of the Czar

    John R. Carling


British Dictionary definitions for justiciary

justiciary

adjective
  1. of or relating to the administration of justice
noun plural -aries
  1. an officer or administrator of justice; judge
  2. another word for justiciar
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