Definition of deemster in English:
A judge (of whom there are two) in the Isle of Man judiciary.
- The deemster said he accepted there had been a delay in bringing the case to trial and had reduced the jail terms substantially as a result.
- The bishop was entitled to appoint to all livings lapsed for 6 months (although in 1541 the deemsters had ruled that the Lord of the Isle should control such appointments).
- Illiam Dhone's sons, George and Ewan, presented petitions for redress, and, after some delay, the earl, the deemsters, and three other members of ‘the pretended court of justice’ were brought before the King in Council.
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