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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.]
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(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
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jus•ti•ci•ar•y(dʒʌˈstɪʃ iˌɛr i)
adj., n., pl. -ar•ies. adj.
1. of or pertaining to the administration of justice.n.
2. the office or jurisdiction of a justiciar.
[1470–80; < Medieval Latin jūsticiārius]
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|Noun||1.||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
|2.||justiciary - the jurisdiction of a justiciar|
jurisdiction - in law; the territory within which power can be exercised
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