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dʒʌˈstɪʃ iˌɛr ijus·ti·cia·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. justiciar, justiciarynoun

    formerly a high judicial officer

  2. justiciarynoun

    the jurisdiction of a justiciar


  1. justiciarynoun

    A justiciar

  2. justiciarynoun

    The office of a justiciar


  1. justiciary

    A commission of justiciary was a method of law enforcement employed in Scotland, in particular in the 16th and 17th centuries. In an era when the practical reach of central government was limited, the issuing authority (generally the king) would issue a commission to a single individual or a number of individuals authorising and requiring him or them to take steps to deal with the particular problem with which the authority was concerned. The problem might consist in a particular crime, a particular criminal or criminals, or wider local disorder.


  1. justiciary

    A justiciary refers to a high judicial officer in some countries, typically a supreme judge or chief justice. It is also used historically to refer to a judicial or legal administrator. It can also refer to a court or tribunal. In a broader context, it could also refer to the administration of justice within a particular jurisdiction or system.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Justiciarynoun

    an old name for the judges of the higher English courts

  2. Etymology: [Cf. LL. justitiarius, F. justicier. See Justice.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Justiciary in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Justiciary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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