justiciary

[juh-stish-ee-er-ee]
noun, plural jus·ti·ci·ar·ies.
  1. the office or jurisdiction of a justiciar.
  2. justiciar(defs 1, 2).

Origin of justiciary

From the Medieval Latin word jūsticiārius, dating back to 1470–80. See justice, -ary
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justiciary

adjective
  1. of or relating to the administration of justice
noun plural -aries
  1. an officer or administrator of justice; judge
  2. another word for justiciar
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