• WordNet 3.6
    • n justiciar formerly a high judicial officer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Justiciar Same as Justiciary.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n justiciar Same as justiciary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Justiciar an administrator of justice: a chief-justice
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. justitia.


In literature:

Your lordship, being the justiciar, speaks with knowledge of what is to come to me.
"Captain Blood" by Rafael Sabatini
Instead, a royal justiciar secured justice for them.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Margaret, the eldest daughter of William the Lion, became the wife of the Justiciar of England, Hubert de Burgh.
"An Outline of the Relations between England and Scotland (500-1707)" by Robert S. Rait
Next to them came Hubert de Burgh, John's justiciar, whom the marshal very soon restored to that office.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
Roger remained justiciar, his son was chancellor, his nephew Nigel, the Bishop of Ely, was treasurer.
"History of the English People, Volume I (of 8)" by John Richard Green
But he was already in full collision with the Justiciar on other grounds.
"History of the English People, Volume II (of 8)" by John Richard Green
In the year 1294, Reginald de Grey, a member of one of the leading administrative and legal families, was Justiciar of Chester.
"Memorials of Old London" by Various
Neither Justiciar, Abbot, nor Monk shall be heir of mine.
"Tales of Romance" by Anonymous
Yet in one instance, a letter addressed to the justiciar of Ireland, 1 Hen.
"View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Henry Hallam
Bloet was active in assisting Henry I. during the rebellion of 1102, and became that monarch's justiciar.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
Hugh, the 3rd earl, left a younger son, HUGH (d. 1266), who was chief justiciar of England from 1258 to 1260, and who fought for Henry III.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
A royal justiciar could not fill the part.
"Irish History and the Irish Question" by Goldwin Smith
He left behind Archbishop Hubert Walter as justiciar, a faithful if a somewhat high-handed minister.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 5" by Various
Two of his sons succeeded in turn, Gerald, the 3rd earl (1359-1398), being appointed justiciar (i.e.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various
At the head of the table on the justiciar's right sat, in Henry II.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
In 1209 he went to Ireland to govern it as justiciar.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 4" by Various
In 1198 appears a letter from the Warden of the Stannaries to the Justiciar.
"Cornwall" by Sabine Baring-Gould
BERNARDO CAVALCANTI Chief Justiciar of Padua.
"Oscar Wilde" by Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
Hugh was nominated justiciar jointly with William Longchamp when Richard left the kingdom.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 8" by Various
Outside England the title justiciar was given under Henry II.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5" by Various