from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A high judicial officer in medieval England.
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- n. A justiciar
- n. The office of a justiciar
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An old name for the judges of the higher English courts.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the law; legal; relating to the administration of justice.
- n. An administrator of justice; a justice or judge.
- n. In early English history, the chief administrator of both government and justice.
- n. In theology, one who trusts in the justice or uprightness of his own conduct.
- n. Administration of justice or of criminal law; judiciary.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. formerly a high judicial officer
- n. the jurisdiction of a justiciar
Medieval Latin iūstitiāria, from feminine of iūstitiārius, of the administration of justice, from Latin iūstitia, justice; see justice.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)