admiralty

[ ad-mer-uhl-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.

adjective

of or relating to admiralty law.

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Origin of admiralty

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

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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