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A title of the British monarch, originally the title of an officer who governed the Royal Navy and had jurisdiction over maritime causes.
- ‘I believe a variation of the seal had been in use by the Lord High Admiral of Scotland about a century earlier.’
- ‘After the Armada campaign Howard continued to serve as Lord High Admiral in major expeditions afloat.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘As Lord High Admiral, James II flew a red ensign and a masthead flag bearing the insignia of that office.’
Lord High Admiral/lôrd hī ˈadm(ə)rəl/
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