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justiciary


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Justiciary  \Jus*ti"ci*a*ry\,  n.  [Cf.  LL  justitiarius  F. 
  justicier.  See  {Justice}.]  (Old  Eng.  Law) 
  An  old  name  for  the  judges  of  the  higher  English  courts. 
 
  Note:  The  chief  justiciary,  or  justiciar,  in  early  English 
  history,  was  not  only  the  chief  justice  of  the  kingdom, 
  but  also  ex  officio  regent  in  the  king's  absence. 
 
  {Court  of  justiciary}  (Scots  Law),  the  supreme  criminal 
  court,  having  jurisdiction  over  the  whole  of  Scotland. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  justiciary 
  n  1:  (British)  formerly  a  high  judicial  officer  [syn:  {justiciar}] 
  2:  the  jurisdiction  of  a  justiciar 




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