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justiciary

[ juh-stish-ee-er-ee ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to the administration of justice.


noun

, plural jus·ti·ci·ar·ies.
  1. the office or jurisdiction of a justiciar.

justiciary

/ dʒʌˈstɪʃɪərɪ /

adjective

  1. of or relating to the administration of justice


noun

  1. an officer or administrator of justice; judge
  2. another word for justiciar

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Word History and Origins

Origin of justiciary1

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

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Example Sentences

The bailiff, justiciary of the seigniory, had just arrived at the village, accompanied with five or six armed men.

He ruled England as grand justiciary in the absence of the monarch, and was thus viceregent of the kingdom.

This so enraged the Bishop that he actually accused the Justiciary of heresy.

"You have said well, gentlemen, and I thank you for your verdict," said the justiciary.

"Stand forward, now, Sir Foulke d'Oilly," exclaimed the justiciary.

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