justiciary

[juh-stish-ee-er-ee]
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adjective

of or relating to the administration of justice.

noun, plural jus·ti·ci·ar·ies.

the office or jurisdiction of a justiciar.

Nearby words

  1. justicer,
  2. justiceship,
  3. justicia,
  4. justiciable,
  5. justiciar,
  6. justicoat,
  7. justifiability,
  8. justifiable,
  9. justifiable homicide,
  10. justification

Origin of justiciary

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

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British Dictionary definitions for justiciary

justiciary

adjective

of or relating to the administration of justice

noun plural -aries

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