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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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"Are you fortunate enough to possess any interest at the Admiralty?"
My father is in the Secretary's office; and two of the Lords of the Admiralty are friends of his."
This gentleman told the company there was very little doubt that the Admiralty would immediately send out a steam-vessel, to meet the rescued men on the shores of America, and bring them home.
Will you write to your father, and ask him to try what his interest will do with his friends at the Admiralty?"
"I'm due at the Admiralty at four to receive my final instructions," he said.
The governor's waiting down at the Admiralty for me.
"Poor creatures!" said Athos, "who are going to be killed, in order that Monsieur de Bouillon may have his estate at Sedan restored to him, that the reversion of the admiralty may be given to the Duc de Beaufort, and that the coadjutor may be made a cardinal."
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.
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.
But of one thing he was satisfied, that he never should have left that pleasant island, where he was as happy as a king without subjects-- no, not if the inducement held out had been promotion to the first lordship in the admiralty!
Nevertheless, they, rather than his employer the Admiralty and its Hydrographical Office, remained the most logical starting point for his search.

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