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 (jŭ-stĭsh′ē-ĕr′ē) also jus·ti·ci·ar (-ē-ər)
n. pl. jus·ti·ci·ar·ies also jus·ti·ci·ars
A high judicial officer in medieval England.

[Medieval Latin iūstitiāria, from feminine of iūstitiārius, of the administration of justice, from Latin iūstitia, justice; see justice.]


(Law) English legal history the chief political and legal officer from the time of William I to that of Henry III, who deputized for the king in his absence and presided over the kings' courts. Also called: justiciary
jusˈticiarˌship n


(dʒʌˈstɪʃ i ər)

1. a high judicial officer in medieval England.
2. the chief political and judicial officer in England from the reign of William I to that of Henry III.
[1475–85; < Medieval Latin jūsticiārius justiciary]
jus•ti′ci•ar•ship`, n.
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Noun1.justiciar - formerly a high judicial officer
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
judge, jurist, justice - a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
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You mind last year when he came down to Malwood, with his inner marshal and his outer marshal, his justiciar, his seneschal, and his four and twenty guardsmen.
308) Ranulf de Glanvil was Chief Justiciar in England under Henry II in 1180, and was most likely the author of TREATISE ON THE LAWS AND CUSTOMS OF THE KINGDOM OF ENGLAND.
22) Le tout premier de ces juges qui ait porte le titre de Chief Justiciar, et qui occupa la fonction de 1102 a 1116, fut Roger le Poer ou Roger of Salisbury.
Shaw's policeman is the justiciar of the social order.
He did all he could to keep the peace as Sheriff and Justiciar of Caithness; the earl of Sutherland has a prejudice against him.
John Hudson's study suggests that the infamous clause 3 of the Constitutions of Clarendon (1164), dealing with criminous clerks, not only formed a platform for dispute between the King and his famous archbishop, Thomas Becket, but was also a central part of Henry II's legal reforms that sought to channel legal business into the King's court, via the chief justiciar.
The castle remained in Welsh hands for another 35 years until Rhys - ruler of much of south Wales - relinquished it in return for the powerful role of the King's Representative or Justiciar together with the title Lord.
Solo debe admitirse en el contexto de una interpretacion constitucionalizada de la norma objeto de la presente decision, la posibilidad de desconocimiento o desobediencia, cuando agotados todos los recursos y medios judiciales, previstos en el ordenamiento juridico para justiciar un agravio determinado, producido por "cualquier regimen, legislacion o autoridad", no sea materialmente posible ejecutar el contenido de una decision favorable.
In 1217, the Justiciar of Ireland, Geoffrey de Marisco, officially prohibited any Native Irishman's election or promotion to an Irish see.
His personal manifesto hails Hindutva, noting that the goals of the Sanatana Dharma nationalists were identical to Justiciar Knights, a future group, and therefore it could be key ally in a global struggle to bring down democratic regimes across the world.
O que al estar pensados para conflictos entre privados presenten grandes limitaciones en la capacidad de los jueces para justiciar derechos contra las ramas politicas de gobierno.
Si bien podriamos decir que Quevedo esta desarrollando un planteamiento figurado, se disipan las dudas mas adelante en el texto: <<Quemar y justiciar los judios solamente sera castigo>> (p.