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- noun obsolete A high
judicial officerin medieval England
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- noun formerly a high judicial officer
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In March 1525, the king recalled Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, from his role as justiciar of North Wales and, in south Wales, the long-time crown agent, Sir Rhys ap Thomas, had died in the spring. 66 This household was to have a profound effect on Mary's political status and composition of future households. 67
Paragon paths: Astral weapon, champion of order, hospitaler, justiciar.
William Marshal had designated the pope as Henry's guardian, and the government passed on his death (1219) to the papal legate Pandulph, the justiciar Hubert de Burgh, and Peter des Roches, tutor to Henry.
Hubert Walter, archbishop of Canterbury and justiciar (119498), ruled England well, maintained the king's peace, and began a clear reliance on the support of the middle class in town and shire.
Where the causeway swept up from the street to the gate of the castle, the beggars who followed the king's camp had taken up new stations, hopeful and expectant, for the king's justiciar, Bishop Robert of Salisbury, had arrived to join his master, and brought a train of wealthy and important clerics with him.
No sooner said than done, and many houses had already suffered before the justiciar appeared upon the scene with a large force.
Instead of sheriff and justiciar of his own county of Essex merely, he is now made sheriff and justiciar of London and Middlesex, as well as of Hertfordshire.
When Hubert Walter, the justiciar, sent to arrest him,
Fifteen thousand men banded themselves together in London under an oath that they would stand by each other and by their leader; and FitzOsbert, after a vain journey to Normandy to arouse Richard's attention to the wrongs of his subjects, bade open defiance to the justiciar and his tax-gatherers.
Some believe that the government of the city was hereby separated from that of the shire wherein it was situate, and that the right of appointing their own justiciar which the citizens obtained by this charter was the right of electing a sheriff for the city of London in the place of the non-elective ancient port-reeve.