justiciar

[ juh-stish-ee-er ]
/ dʒʌˈstɪʃ i ər /
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noun

a high judicial officer in medieval England.
the chief political and judicial officer in England from the reign of William I to that of Henry III.

Nearby words

  1. justice's court,
  2. justicer,
  3. justiceship,
  4. justicia,
  5. justiciable,
  6. justiciary,
  7. justicoat,
  8. justifiability,
  9. justifiable,
  10. justifiable homicide

Origin of justiciar

1475–85; < Medieval Latin jūsticiārius justiciary

Related formsjus·ti·ci·ar·ship, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for justiciar

justiciar

/ (dʒʌˈstɪʃɪˌɑː) /

noun

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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