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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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13) Third, Congress passed the Admiralty Extension Act, (14) which authorized the District Courts to exert admiralty tort jurisdiction over injuries "caused by a vessel on navigable water, notwithstanding that such damage or injury be done or consummated on land.
The court based this decision on three arguments: (1) that the Extension of Admiralty Jurisdiction Act (also known as the Admiralty Extension Act (AEA)) eliminated the need for the Limitation Act to operate as an independent basis for admiralty jurisdiction, (2) that the locality-nexus requirements for [section] 1331 jurisdiction over torts should apply to petitions for limitation, and (3) that federal admiralty jurisdiction was not necessary because the Limitation Act could be raised as a defense in state court.
131) When Congress enacted the Admiralty Extension Act (132) in 1948 it had extended admiralty jurisdiction to damage and injury occurring on shore when caused by a vessel.