deemster

[deem-ster]
Also dempster.

Origin of deemster

1250–1300; Middle English demestre; see deem, -ster
Related formsdeem·ster·ship, noun
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Examples from the Web for deemster

Historical Examples of deemster

  • The Deemster knew these notions when he met with them in the English newspapers.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • The two sons of the Deemster were like the inside and outside of a bowl, and that bowl was the Deemster himself.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • It was not the Deemster only who feared he might lay hands on his own flesh and blood.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • That day the Deemster altered his will a second time, and his elder son was disinherited.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • The Deemster was silent again, and Jem was withdrawing with a deep bow.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine


British Dictionary definitions for deemster

deemster

noun
  1. the title of one of the two justices in the Isle of ManAlso called: dempster
Derived Formsdeemstership, noun
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