Definition of Lord High Admiral in US English:

Lord High Admiral


  • A title of the British monarch, originally the title of an officer who governed the Royal Navy and had jurisdiction over maritime causes.

    • ‘After the Armada campaign Howard continued to serve as Lord High Admiral in major expeditions afloat.’
    • ‘As Lord High Admiral, James II flew a red ensign and a masthead flag bearing the insignia of that office.’
    • ‘I believe a variation of the seal had been in use by the Lord High Admiral of Scotland about a century earlier.’
    • ‘After he became Lord High Admiral in 1585, his company was known as the Admiral's Men.’
    • ‘The third, John Russell, first Earl of Bedford, was made Lord High Admiral in 1540 at the age of 54.’


Lord High Admiral

/lôrd hī ˈadm(ə)rəl/