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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) of or relating to the administration of justice
n, pl -aries
1. (Professions) an officer or administrator of justice; judge
2. (Law) another word for justiciar


(dʒʌˈstɪʃ iˌɛr i)

adj., n., pl. -ar•ies. adj.
1. of or pertaining to the administration of justice.
2. the office or jurisdiction of a justiciar.
[1470–80; < Medieval Latin jūsticiārius]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.justiciary - 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
2.justiciary - the jurisdiction of a justiciar
jurisdiction - in law; the territory within which power can be exercised
References in classic literature ?
But I was a little comforted by a message from his majesty, "that he would give orders to the grand justiciary for passing my pardon in form:" which, however, I could not obtain; and I was privately assured, "that the empress, conceiving the greatest abhorrence of what I had done, removed to the most distant side of the court, firmly resolved that those buildings should never be repaired for her use: and, in the presence of her chief confidents could not forbear vowing revenge.
Of these divers places he is voyer, high, middle, and low, justiciary, full seigneur.
The prisoner was placed at the Bar, before the High Court of Justiciary, at Edinburgh.
As Lord Carloway recognised at the original hearing before the High Court of Justiciary in February, the equivalent English provisions allow courts there to set aside such fines.
Se produjo en el Derecho escoces, un tipo de Derecho penal no legislado, donde en 1989 se reconocio como delito la violacion marital bajo convivencia por la Scottish High Court of Justiciary en el caso Stauard v.
Desmond Curry, the Winslows' solicitor, reveals that the famous advocate has refused the Lord Chief Justiciary for the sake of the case, and the family's maid, Violet, reports that the pronouncement of Ronnie's innocence in court reduced him to tears.
But judges at the High Court of Justiciary in Edinburgh have told him he has been unsuccessful.
But the 61-year-old is back home in East Kilbride after his appeal was upheld at Edinburgh's High Court of Justiciary.
In 1672, Parliament established the High Court of Justiciary as the supreme court for criminal matters.
1475/99, High Court of Justiciary, [paragraph] 1 [hereinafter Lockerbie Trial Judgment].
Sheriff John Beckett QC, Ailsa Carmichael QC, Alistair Clark QC, the Rt Hon Frank Mulholland QC and Andrew Stewart QC will sit as judges in the Court of Session and the High Court of Justiciary.
YOUNGER of Dunearn, Before the High Court of Justiciary at Edinburgh, on Monday, June 10, 1822, at 147 (Edinburgh, George Ramsay & Co.