noun (plural justiciaries)
1The 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.
1.1chiefly Scottish An administrator of justice.
- 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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