[ ad-mer-uh l-tee ]
/ ˈæd mər əl ti /

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.


of or relating to admiralty law.

Origin of admiralty

1300–50; Middle English amiralty < Middle French. See admiral, -ty2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for admiralty

British Dictionary definitions for admiralty

/ (ˈædmərəltɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the office or jurisdiction of an admiral
  1. jurisdiction over naval affairs
  2. (as modifier)admiralty law
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012