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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Admiralty  \Ad"mi*ral*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Admiralties}.  [F. 
  amiraut['e],  for  an  older  amiralt['e],  office  of  admiral,  fr 
  LL  admiralitas  See  {Admiral}.] 
  1.  The  office  or  jurisdiction  of  an  admiral.  --Prescott. 
 
  2.  The  department  or  officers  having  authority  over  naval 
  affairs  generally. 
 
  3.  The  court  which  has  jurisdiction  of  maritime  questions  and 
  offenses. 
 
  Note:  In  England,  admiralty  jurisdiction  was  formerly  vested 
  in  the  High  Court  of  Admiralty,  which  was  held  before 
  the  Lord  High  Admiral,  or  his  deputy,  styled  the  Judge 
  of  the  Admiralty;  but  admiralty  jurisdiction  is  now 
  vested  in  the  probate,  divorce,  and  admiralty  division 
  of  the  High  Justice.  In  America,  there  are  no  admiralty 
  courts  distinct  from  others  but  admiralty  jurisdiction 
  is  vested  in  the  district  courts  of  the  United  States, 
  subject  to  revision  by  the  circuit  courts  and  the 
  Supreme  Court  of  the  United  States.  Admiralty 
  jurisprudence  has  cognizance  of  maritime  contracts  and 
  torts,  collisions  at  sea,  cases  of  prize  in  war,  etc., 
  and  in  America,  admiralty  jurisdiction  is  extended  to 
  such  matters,  arising  out  of  the  navigation  of  any  of 
  the  public  waters,  as  the  Great  Lakes  and  rivers. 
 
  4.  The  system  of  jurisprudence  of  admiralty  courts. 
 
  5.  The  building  in  which  the  lords  of  the  admiralty,  in 
  England,  transact  business. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  admiralty 
  n  1:  the  department  in  charge  of  the  navy  (as  in  Great  Britain) 
  2:  the  office  of  admiral 




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