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1The administration of justice.[as modifier] ‘justiciary cases’
- ‘In short, improper methods impeded law enforcement; investigatory means took control of justiciary ends.’
- ‘The High Court of Justiciary has once sat outside Scotland, at Zeist in the Netherlands.’
- ‘In a few years, we may find a more professional Crown Office as well as a more contrite justiciary.’
- ‘The independence of the justiciary is a precious principle.’
- 1.1Scottish An administrator of justice.
- ‘In 1183, Rory O'Connor, High King of Ireland, retired to a monastery, leaving control of the kingdom in the hands of Hugh de Lacy, Henry's justiciary.’
- ‘WILLIAM de FORZ of Oleron was one of the five commanders and one of the justiciaries of the Navy.’
- ‘Other justiciaries also have claimed the government to increase salaries.’
- ‘Though they are valued as warriors and justiciaries, they have a difficult time with more social activities.’
- ‘The judges who sat in this court were distinguished by the name of justices, or justiciaries.’
Mid 16th century: from medieval Latin justitiarius, from Latin justitia, from justus (see just).
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