1. a high judicial officer in medieval England.
  2. the chief political and judicial officer in England from the reign of William I to that of Henry III.
  3. justiciary(def 2).

Origin of justiciar

1475–85; < Medieval Latin jūsticiārius justiciary
Related formsjus·ti·ci·ar·ship, noun
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  1. English legal history the chief political and legal officer from the time of William I to that of Henry III, who deputized for the king in his absence and presided over the kings' courtsAlso called: justiciary
Derived Formsjusticiarship, noun
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