Definition of Admiralty

1. Noun. The department in charge of the navy (as in Great Britain).




2. Noun. The office of admiral.
Generic synonyms: Berth, Billet, Office, Place, Position, Post, Situation, Spot

Definition of Admiralty

1. n. The office or jurisdiction of an admiral.

Definition of Admiralty

1. Noun. (military) The office or jurisdiction of an admiral. ¹

2. Noun. (military) The department or officers having authority over naval affairs generally. ¹

3. Noun. (legal) The court which has jurisdiction of maritime questions and offenses. ¹

4. Noun. (legal) The system of jurisprudence of admiralty courts. ¹

5. Noun. (military) The building in which the lords of the admiralty, in England, transact business. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Admiralty

1. [n -TIES]

Medical Definition of Admiralty

1. Origin: F. Amiraute, for an older amiralte, office of admiral, fr. LL. Admiralitas. See Admiral. 1. The office or jurisdiction of an admiral. 2. The department or officers having authority over naval affairs generally. 3. The court which has jurisdiction of maritime questions and offenses. In England, admiralty jurisdiction was formerly vested in the High Court of Admiralty, which was held before the Lord High Admiral, or his deputy, styled the Judge of the Admiralty; but admiralty jurisdiction is now vested in the probate, divorce, and admiralty division of the High Justice. In America, there are no admiralty courts distinct from others, but admiralty jurisdiction is vested in the district courts of the United States, subject to revision by the circuit courts and the Supreme Court of the United States. Admiralty jurisprudence has cognizance of maritime contracts and torts, collisions at sea, cases of prize in war, etc, and in America, admiralty jurisdiction is extended to such matters, arising out of the navigation of any of the public waters, as the Great Lakes and rivers. 4. The system of jurisprudence of admiralty courts. 5. The building in which the lords of the admiralty, in England, transact business. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Admiralty

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admirability
admirable
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admiralcies
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admiralty (current term)
admiralty law
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Literary usage of Admiralty

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"This jurisdiction is restricted to subjects over which jurisdiction was possessed by the High Court of admiralty at the time when the ..."

2. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent (1873)
"extent the criminal jurisdiction of the admiralty may extend, the Judiciary Act of 1789 provides, that the trial of all issues in fact in the district ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"Smith decided that "The jurisdiction of the admiralty in such cases, where the repairs are upon a domestic ship, depends upon the local law of the State. ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"1 Sprague, 243, Judge Sprague held "the jurisdiction of the admiralty over policies of ... In the text books on admiralty practice and jurisdiction, ..."

5. A History of English Law by William Searle Holdsworth, John Burke (1903)
"They restored also its status of a court of record, and gave to the judge of the admiralty many of the powers possessed by the judges of the superior Courts ..."

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