Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1An administrator of justice, in particular.
- ‘‘We command you’, he had written to his justiciar, ‘that with all haste, by day and night, you send to us 40 bacon pigs of the fattest and less good for eating to bring fire under the tower.’’
- ‘He appointed churchmen as justiciars, to counterbalance the native barony, and installed a royal treasury in a new stone castle at Dublin.’
- ‘In Ireland the justiciar was the king's chief representative in the 13th cent. until superseded by the king's lieutenant, the lord deputy, and the lord-lieutenant.’
- ‘Deathbed confessions show that lords not only recognized in principle the rights of tenants and the limits of lordship, but also saw God in the role of justiciar in the redress of these wrongs.’
- 1.1A regent and deputy presiding over the court of a Norman or early Plantagenet king of England.
- ‘Kidwelly was established on the estuary of the river Gwendraeth in 1106 by Roger, bishop of Salisbury, the justiciar of England, within a short time of the Norman conquest, to defend the road to west Wales.’
- ‘But how aware of this were the archers and foot soldiers from Cheshire, where Hotspur had been royal justiciar, and a commander of the King's army against the rebel Welsh?’
- ‘The Norman kings were often overseas and appointed a Justiciar, Regent or Lieutenant to represent them in the kingdom, as the Sheriff did in the shire.’
- ‘As justiciar, archbishop of Canterbury, and papal legate Hubert Walter stood for harmonious co-operation between king and Church.’
- ‘Theobald was a brother of Hubert Walter, the future archbishop of Canterbury and justiciar and chancellor of England.’
- 1.2Either of two supreme judges in medieval Scotland.
- ‘When Edward I of England conquered Scotland, he divided it into four justiciarships of two justiciars each.’
- ‘In Scotland the justiciar was the supreme law officer until replaced in the 15th cent. by the lord justice general.’
- ‘In Scotland the title of justiciar was borne, under the earlier kings, by two high officials, one having his jurisdiction to the north, the other to the south of the Forth.’
Late 15th century: from medieval Latin justitiarius (see justiciary).
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.