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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.]
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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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(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]
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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
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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.
A Justiciary Office spokesman said: "Leave to appeal was refused in respect of sentence at the second sift."
McGarry has now been granted leave to appeal against her conviction with a procedural hearing set for late September in Edinburgh, while a full hearing will take place at a later stage, the Justiciary Office said.
A spokesman for the Justiciary Office said: "I can confirm that Edward Cairney has lodged an appeal against his conviction and sentence."
The High Court of Justiciary ruled the extradition would be illegal, as Dean would face two additional charges in Taiwan related to his alleged absconding, charges not on the original extradition request.
He said it was "only by her good fortune and perhaps yours" that Dunn was not tried at the High Court of Justiciary for murder.
As the time drew near for him to go to Worlitz as an official in the justiciary, he simply could not make the decision, because he could not bear to do without the spiritual pleasures that the city offered.
"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.
Furthermore, the High Court of Justiciary has suspended criminal convictions and sentences due to transgressions of fairness and natural justice, (99) though, as a criminal court, it is not typically regarded as conducting judicial review.