Definition of justiciary in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌjəˈstiSHēˌerē/

noun (plural justiciaries)

1The administration of justice: [as modifier]: justiciary cases
More example sentences
  • 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.
1.1chiefly Scottish An administrator of justice.
Example sentences
  • 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.


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

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Syllabification: jus·ti·ci·ar·y

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