Definition of Justiciary

1. Noun. Formerly a high judicial officer.




2. Noun. The jurisdiction of a justiciar.
Generic synonyms: Jurisdiction

Definition of Justiciary

1. n. An old name for the judges of the higher English courts.

Definition of Justiciary

1. Noun. (obsolete) A justiciar ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) The office of a justiciar ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Justiciary

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justiceless
justicement
justicer
justicers
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justiciable
justiciable case
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justiciary (current term)
justifiabilities
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justified
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Literary usage of Justiciary

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1. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett (1826)
"Proceedings in the High Court of justiciary at Edinburgh, on two successive Indictments, raised by his Majesty's Advocate, against ANDREW M'KINLEY, ..."

2. A Handbook of the Law of Scotland by James Lorimer (1885)
"OF THE COURT OF justiciary. 2097. The High Court of justiciary is the Supreme Criminal Court of Scotland. It was constituted, in its present form, in 1672. ..."

3. Manual of the Law of Scotland by John Hill Burton (1847)
"COURT OF justiciary. Origin and Progress.—THE High Court of justiciary was constituted according to its present form in the year 1672.1 Its president is the ..."

4. The Statutes of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland [1807-1868/69] by Great Britain, George Kettilby Rickards (1868)
"Quorum at Trials in High Court of justiciary. Judges holding Circuit Courts may sit and act separately, and Proceedings to be held good. ..."

5. A Practical Treatise on the Criminal Law of Scotland by John Hay Athole Macdonald (1877)
"COURT or justiciary. Constitution. Extent of Jurisdiction. Inherent power to try new offences. Jurisdiction not excluded by jurisdiction In inr, ..."

6. The Lord Advocates of Scotland: From the Close of the Fifteenth Century to by George William Thomson Omond (1883)
"He then proceeds to deal with the question of law: Was an appeal competent from the Court of justiciary to the House of Lords ? His opinion, that no appeal ..."

7. Roger of Wendover's Flowers of History: Comprising the History of England by Matthew Paris, Roger (1849)
"... son of Hubert the justiciary of England. In the same year, on Trinity-Sunday, the suffragan bishops of the church of Canterbury assembled at that city, ..."

8. Roger of Wendover's Flowers of History: Comprising the History of England by Roger, Matthew Paris (1849)
"... son of Hubert the justiciary of England. In the same year, on Trinity-Sunday, the suffragan bishops of the church of Canterbury assembled at that city, ..."

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