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ad·mi·ral·ty

 (ăd′mər-əl-tē)
n. pl. ad·mi·ral·ties
1.
a. A court exercising jurisdiction over all maritime cases.
b. Maritime law.
2. Admiralty The department of the British government that once had control over all naval affairs.

admiralty

(ˈædmərəltɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. (Military) the office or jurisdiction of an admiral
2. (Military)
a. jurisdiction over naval affairs
b. (as modifier): admiralty law.

ad•mi•ral•ty

(ˈæd mər əl ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the office or jurisdiction of an admiral.
2. the officials or the department of state having charge of naval affairs, as in Great Britain.
3. a court dealing with maritime questions, offenses, etc.
4. maritime law.
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.admiralty - the department in charge of the navy (as in Great Britain)admiralty - the department in charge of the navy (as in Great Britain)
government department - a department of government
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
2.admiralty - the office of admiral
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
Translations
AdmiralitätAdmiralsamtAdmiralswürdeSeebehörde
admiralejo

Admiralty

[ˈædmərəltɪ]
A. N (Brit) → Ministerio m de Marina, Almirantazgo m
First Lord of the AdmiraltyMinistro m de Marina
B. CPD Admiralty court N (US) → tribunal m marítimo

Admiralty

[ˈædmərəlti] n (British) [the navy] the Admiralty → le ministère de la Marine

Admiralty

n (Brit) → Admiralität f; (= department, building)britisches Marineministerium; First Lord of the Admiraltybritischer Marineminister

Admiralty

[ˈædmərəltɪ] n (Brit) the Admiraltyl'Ammiragliato

admiralty

[ˈædmrltɪ] nammiragliato
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There were a great many bundles of papers on it, some endorsed as Allegations, and some (to my surprise) as Libels, and some as being in the Consistory Court, and some in the Arches Court, and some in the Prerogative Court, and some in the Admiralty Court, and some in the Delegates' Court; giving me occasion to wonder much, how many Courts there might be in the gross, and how long it would take to understand them all.
I was startled, for I had some shadowy idea (and I am afraid I must add, hope) that Joe had divorced her in a favour of the Lords of the Admiralty, or Treasury.
But the English lawyers had decided that Parliament was omnipotent--and Parliament, in its omnipotence, instead of trial by jury and the Habeas Corpus, enacted admiralty courts in England to try Americans for offences charged against them as committed in America; instead of the privileges of Magna Charta, nullified the charter itself of Massachusetts Bay; shut up the port of Boston; sent armies and navies to keep the peace and teach the colonies that John Hampden was a rebel and Algernon Sidney a traitor.
A council of state, a chamber of accounts, with five colleges of admiralty, aid and fortify the federal administration.
The jurisdiction of her several courts, general and local, of law, of equity, of admiralty, etc.
The fact that a coastguard was the first on board may save some complications later on, in the Admiralty Court, for coastguards cannot claim the salvage which is the right of the first civilian entering on a derelict.
But D'Entrecasteaux, ignoring this communication-- rather uncertain, besides--directed his course towards the Admiralty Islands, mentioned in a report of Captain Hunter's as being the place where La Perouse was wrecked.
Felton arrived at the palace of the Admiralty, covered with dust, and streaming with perspiration.
To such a degree, I assure you, though I would not say so to others, that if the queen, acknowledging the injuries she has done me, would recall my mother and give me the reversion of the admiralty, which belonged to my father and was promised me at his death, well
After dinner it was whispered in town there would be a mob at night, and that Paxton, Hallowell, the custom-house, and admiralty officers' houses would be attacked; but my friends assured me that the rabble were satisfied with the insult I had received and that I was become rather popular.
The Admiralty," he continued, "entertain themselves now and then, with sending a few hundred men to sea, in a ship not fit to be employed.
The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority;--to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls;--to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction;--to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party;--to Controversies between two or more States;--between a State and Citizens of another State;--between Citizens of different States; --between Citizens of the same State claiming Lands under Grants of different States, and between a State, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or Subjects.