Definitions for: Justiciary

[n] the jurisdiction of a justiciar
[n] (British) formerly a high judicial officer

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: justiciar

See Also: judge, jurisdiction, jurist, justice, magistrate

Try our:
Scrabble Word Finder

Scrabble Cheat

Words With Friends Cheat

Hanging With Friends Cheat

Scramble With Friends Cheat

Ruzzle Cheat

Related Resources:
animals starting with o
animlas that start with x
animals starting with u