from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A high judicial officer in medieval England.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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)



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