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deemster

[ deem-ster ]

noun

  1. a judge of the Isle of Man.


deemster

/ ˈdiːmstə /

noun

  1. the title of one of the two justices in the Isle of Man Also calleddempster


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Derived Forms

  • ˈdeemsterˌship, noun
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Other Words From

  • deemster·ship noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of deemster1

1250–1300; Middle English demestre; deem, -ster
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Example Sentences

The jury did not agree on a verdict, and the Deemster dismissed them with hot reproaches.

It was Deemster Lace—a bachelor much given to secret gallantries.

"He'll have to take the horns with the hide," said Deemster Lace.

They were very anxious indeed to go out with Dr. Tremayne in his little Deemster car.

Uncle David and the little Deemster car were fifteen miles away, at Halford.

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