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jus·ti·ci·ar·y(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
jus•ti•ci•ar(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]
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