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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Justiciary \Jus*ti"ci*a*ry\, n. [Cf. LL. justitiarius, F.
justicier. See Justice.] (Old Eng. Law)
An old name for the judges of the higher English courts.
Note: The chief justiciary, or justiciar, in early English
history, was not only the chief justice of the kingdom,
but also ex officio regent in the king's absence.
Court of justiciary (Scots Law), the supreme criminal
court, having jurisdiction over the whole of Scotland.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: formerly a high judicial officer [syn: justiciar,
2: the jurisdiction of a justiciar
From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :
JUSTICIARY, officer. Another name for a judge. In Latin, he was called
justiciarius, and in French, justicier. Not used. Bac. Ab. Courts and their
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