- 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.
- of or relating to admiralty law.
Origin of admiralty
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This loss was admitted by the German admiralty on April 7, 1915.
Kiao-chau was under the administration of the German admiralty.
The figures are those published weekly by the British admiralty.
- the office or jurisdiction of an admiral
- jurisdiction over naval affairs
- (as modifier)admiralty law
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Word Origin and History for admiralty
"naval branch of English executive," early 15c., from Old French amiralte, from amirail (see admiral).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper