Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A court exercising jurisdiction over all maritime cases.
  • noun Maritime law.
  • noun The department of the British government that once had control over all naval affairs.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Great Britain: The office and jurisdiction of the lords commissioners appointed to take the general management of maritime affairs, and of all matters relating to the royal navy, with the government of its various departments.
  • noun The body of officers appointed to execute the office of lord high admiral; a board of commissioners, called lords (or, in full, lords commissioners) of the admiralty, for the administration of naval affairs.
  • noun The building in which the lords of the admiralty transact business, and in which the clerks and other officials connected with this department are employed.
  • noun That branch of law which deals with maritime cases and offenses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The office or jurisdiction of an admiral.
  • noun The department or officers having authority over naval affairs generally.
  • noun The court which has jurisdiction of maritime questions and offenses.
  • noun The system of jurisprudence of admiralty courts.
  • noun The building in which the lords of the admiralty, in England, transact business.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun military The office or jurisdiction of an admiral.
  • noun military The department or officers having authority over naval affairs generally.
  • noun law The court which has jurisdiction of maritime questions and offenses.
  • noun law The system of jurisprudence of admiralty courts.
  • noun military The building in which the lords of the admiralty, in England, transact business.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the department in charge of the navy (as in Great Britain)
  • noun the office of admiral

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French amirauté, for an older amiralté ("office of admiral"), from Late Latin admiralitas. See admiral

Examples

  • Last Thursday's term was uberrimae fidei, a common term in admiralty law, which is defined as:

    Legal Definitions

  • Upon arrest of the vessel in admiralty in the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division federal court, a willful, material, admitted, and confessed perjurer, Theron Hutto, was brought forth to falsely testify and masquerdae as an Ocean Unlimited Master who could captain any ship of the United States fleet on any seas.

    Balkinization

  • Upon arrest of the vessel in admiralty in the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division federal court, a willful, material, admitted, and confessed perjurer, Theron Hutto, was brought forth to falsely testify and masquerdae as an Ocean Unlimited Master who could captain any ship of the United States fleet on any seas.

    Balkinization

  • Upon arrest of the vessel in admiralty in the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division federal court, a willful, material, admitted, and confessed perjurer, Theron Hutto, was brought forth to falsely testify and masquerdae as an Ocean Unlimited Master who could captain any ship of the United States fleet on any seas.

    Balkinization

  • Upon arrest of the vessel in admiralty in the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division federal court, a willful, material, admitted, and confessed perjurer, Theron Hutto, was brought forth to falsely testify and masquerdae as an Ocean Unlimited Master who could captain any ship of the United States fleet on any seas.

    Balkinization

  • Upon arrest of the vessel in admiralty in the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division federal court, a willful, material, admitted, and confessed perjurer, Theron Hutto, was brought forth to falsely testify and masquerdae as an Ocean Unlimited Master who could captain any ship of the United States fleet on any seas.

    Balkinization

  • Upon arrest of the vessel in admiralty in the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division federal court, a willful, material, admitted, and confessed perjurer, Theron Hutto, was brought forth to falsely testify and masquerdae as an Ocean Unlimited Master who could captain any ship of the United States fleet on any seas.

    Balkinization

  • Upon arrest of the vessel in admiralty in the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division federal court, a willful, material, admitted, and confessed perjurer, Theron Hutto, was brought forth to falsely testify and masquerdae as an Ocean Unlimited Master who could captain any ship of the United States fleet on any seas.

    Balkinization

  • Upon arrest of the vessel in admiralty in the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division federal court, a willful, material, admitted, and confessed perjurer, Theron Hutto, was brought forth to falsely testify and masquerdae as an Ocean Unlimited Master who could captain any ship of the United States fleet on any seas.

    Balkinization

  • Upon arrest of the vessel in admiralty in the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division federal court, a willful, material, admitted, and confessed perjurer, Theron Hutto, was brought forth to falsely testify and masquerdae as an Ocean Unlimited Master who could captain any ship of the United States fleet on any seas.

    Balkinization

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