• WordNet 3.6
    • n justiciary the jurisdiction of a justiciar
    • n justiciary formerly a high judicial officer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Justiciary (Old Eng. Law) An old name for the judges of the higher English courts.☞ 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • justiciary Pertaining to the law; legal; relating to the administration of justice.
    • n justiciary An administrator of justice; a justice or judge.
    • n justiciary In early English history, the chief administrator of both government and justice. The justiciary or chief justiciary was the king's deputy from the time of William the Conqueror to that of Henry III., presiding in the king's court and the exchequer, supervising all departments of government, and acting as regent in the king's absence. His functions were after ward divided between the lord chancellor, the chief justices, the lord high treasurer, etc. Also justiciar.
    • n justiciary In theology, one who trusts in the justice or uprightness of his own conduct.
    • n justiciary Administration of justice or of criminal law; judiciary.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Justiciary an administrator of justice: a chief-justice
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. LL. justitiarius, F. justicier,. See Justice
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. justitia.


In literature:

Robin has summoned the Abbot and his justiciary to come into the forest and to bring the bond.
"Shadows of the Stage" by William Winter
This duchy had been granted to Boso's brother, Richard the Justiciary, count of Autun.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
Made chaplain by the king on his accession, he afterwards became first chancellor, and then justiciary.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Salisbury" by Gleeson White
I do not belong to the police of your country and consequently I claim no ... no justiciary rights.
"The Blonde Lady" by Maurice Leblanc
In the reign of Henry III a Ralegh had been Justiciary.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
L60,000, the justiciaries afterwards decided, would hardly cover the loss.
"Stray Studies from England and Italy" by John Richard Greene
They signed their confession, which was afterwards produced in evidence against them before the justiciary.
"Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)" by John Howie
If we go on this way, it will become a Justiciary matter.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 360, October 1845" by Various
It chanced in the year 1813 that Archie strayed one day into the Justiciary Court.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
If we go on this way, it will become a Justiciary matter.
"Tales from "Blackwood"" by Various

In poetry:

Has ever weakness won esteem?
Or counts it as a prized ally?
They who have read in History deem
It ranks among the slavish fry,
Whose claim to live justiciary Fates deny.
"The Call" by George Meredith