admiralty

[ ad-mer-uh l-tee ]
/ ˈæd mər əl ti /
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noun, plural ad·mi·ral·ties.

the office or jurisdiction of an admiral.
the officials or the department of state having charge of naval affairs, as in Great Britain.
a court dealing with maritime questions, offenses, etc.
maritime law.
the Admiralty, the official building, in London, of the British commissioners for naval affairs.

adjective

of or relating to admiralty law.

Origin of admiralty

1300–50; Middle English amiralty < Middle French. See admiral, -ty2
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admiralty

/ (ˈædmərəltɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the office or jurisdiction of an admiral
  1. jurisdiction over naval affairs
  2. (as modifier)admiralty law

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