Definition of justiciary in English:

justiciary

Line breaks: jus¦ti|ciary
Pronunciation: /dʒʌˈstɪʃ(ə)ri
 
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noun (plural justiciaries)

chiefly Scottish
  • 1An administrator of justice.
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    • Though they are valued as warriors and justiciaries, they have a difficult time with more social activities.
    • WILLIAM de FORZ of Oleron was one of the five commanders and one of the justiciaries of the Navy.
    • The judges who sat in this court were distinguished by the name of justices, or justiciaries.
  • 1.1 [mass noun] The administration of justice: [as modifier]: justiciary cases
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    • In short, improper methods impeded law enforcement; investigatory means took control of justiciary ends.
    • In a few years, we may find a more professional Crown Office as well as a more contrite justiciary.
    • The High Court of Justiciary has once sat outside Scotland, at Zeist in the Netherlands.

Origin

mid 16th century: from medieval Latin justitiarius, from Latin justitia, from justus (see just).

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