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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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My father is in the Secretary's office; and two of the Lords of the Admiralty are friends of his.
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A council of state, a chamber of accounts, with five colleges of admiralty, aid and fortify the federal administration.
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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.
There was a dinner giving in the Harley Street establishment, while Little Dorrit was stitching at her father's new shirts by his side that night; and there were magnates from the Court and magnates from the City, magnates from the Commons and magnates from the Lords, magnates from the bench and magnates from the bar, Bishop magnates, Treasury magnates, Horse Guard magnates, Admiralty magnates,--all the magnates that keep us going, and sometimes trip us up.
I've sailed the Miele here, master, if you please, all the way from Tahiti--even if I did lose her, which was the fault of your Admiralty charts.
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
Wopsle's (who had never been heard of before) coming in with a star and garter on, as a plenipotentiary of great power direct from the Admiralty, to say that the Swabs were all to go to prison on the spot, and that he had brought the boatswain down the Union Jack, as a slight acknowledgment of his public services.
The jurisdiction of her several courts, general and local, of law, of equity, of admiralty, etc.
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.