justiciary

  • 1 Justiciary — Jus*ti ci*a*ry, n. [Cf. LL. justitiarius, F. justicier. See {Justice}.] (Old Eng. Law) An old name for the judges of the higher English courts. [1913 Webster] Note: The chief justiciary, or justiciar, in early English history, was not only the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 justiciary — [jus tish′ēer΄ē] n. pl. justiciaries [ME < ML justitiarius < L justitia: see JUSTICE] 1. the chief political and judicial officer under the Norman and early Plantagenet kings 2. Archaic one who administers justice, as a judge 3. the… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 justiciary — A judge or justice. See court of justiciary …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 4 justiciary — /ju stish ee er ee/, adj., n., pl. justiciaries. adj. 1. of or pertaining to the administration of justice. n. 2. the office or jurisdiction of a justiciar. 3. justiciar (defs. 1 and 2). [1470 80; < ML justiciarius. See JUSTICE, ARY] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 5 justiciary — n. position or duties of a justiciar, office of a high court judge in medieval Englandjus ti·ci·ar·y || dÊ’ÊŒ stɪʃɪerɪ / ʃərɪ adj. of the administration of justicejus ti·ci·ar·y || dÊ’ÊŒ stɪʃɪerɪ / ʃərɪ …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 6 justiciary — [dʒʌ stɪʃ(ə)ri] noun (plural justiciaries) chiefly Scottish 1》 an administrator of justice. 2》 the administration of justice …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 7 justiciary — n. Judge, justice, justiciar …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 8 justiciary — jus·ti·ci·ary …

    English syllables

  • 9 justiciary — jus•ti•ci•ar•y [[t]dʒʌˈstɪʃ iˌɛr i[/t]] adj. n. pl. ar•ies 1) law why of or pertaining to the administration of justice 2) law why the office or jurisdiction of a justiciar 3) law why justiciar • Etymology: 1470–80; < ML jūsticiārius …

    From formal English to slang

  • 10 justiciary — /dʒʌsˈtɪʃəri/ (say jus tishuhree) adjective of or relating to the administration of justice. {Medieval Latin justitiārius judge, from Latin justitia justice} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 11 justiciary — /jastish(iy)ary/ An old name for a judge or justice. The word is formed on the analogy of the Latin juriciarius and French justicier , and is a variant of justiciar (q.v.) …

    Black's law dictionary

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  • 13 justiciary — n. & adj. n. (pl. ies) adj. of the administration of justice. Etymology: med.L justitiarius f. L justitia: see JUSTICE …

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  • 14 JUSTICIARY COURT —    the highest court for the trial of criminal cases in Scotland …

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • 15 Court of justiciary — Justiciary Jus*ti ci*a*ry, n. [Cf. LL. justitiarius, F. justicier. See {Justice}.] (Old Eng. Law) An old name for the judges of the higher English courts. [1913 Webster] Note: The chief justiciary, or justiciar, in early English history, was not… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 16 High Court of Justiciary — Royal Coat of Arms in Scotland Established 1672 Jurisdiction Scotland …

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  • 17 Commission of Justiciary — A commission of justiciary was a method of law enforcement employed in Scotland, in particular in the 16th and 17th centuries. In an era when the practical reach of central government was limited, the issuing authority (generally the king) would… …

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  • 18 High Court of Justiciary — the highest criminal court in and of Scotland. The Act of Union (Acts of Union) reserved criminal law to Scotland, so there is no appeal to the House of Lords. It is composed of Commissioners of Justiciary. The High Court goes on circuit. For… …

    Law dictionary

  • 19 high court of justiciary — Usage: usually capitalized H&C&J : the supreme court having jurisdiction over criminal cases in Scotland their trial began in the High Court of Justiciary in Edinburgh David Masters compare court of session * * * High Court of Justiciary The… …

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  • 20 (the) High Court of Justiciary — the High Court of Justiciary [the High Court of Justiciary] (also the High Court) the court in Scotland that deals with the most serious criminal cases (e.g. murder). I …

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