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deemster

[deem-ster] /ˈdim stər/
noun
1.
a judge of the Isle of Man.
Also, dempster.
Origin of deemster
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English demestre; see deem, -ster
Related forms
deemstership, noun
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  • "I do not know that my son is guilty," he said in a tone that made the deemster pause.

    The Deemster Hall Caine
  • The deemster knew these notions when he met with them in the English newspapers.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • The deemster repeated his question, and still there was no reply.

    The Deemster Hall Caine
  • It was not the deemster only who feared he might lay hands on his own flesh and blood.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • The deemster who slapped the conventions in the face would suffer for it.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • That day the deemster altered his will a second time, and his elder son was disinherited.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • The witnesses were fewer than at the deemster's inquest, and they had nothing to say that directly criminated the fishermen.

    The Deemster Hall Caine
  • He was walking to Kirk Michael to visit the old deemster, who was ill.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • The one remaining joy of the deemster's lonely life was centred in his brother's son, Dan.

    The Deemster Hall Caine
  • Remember where you stand, or, deemster though you are, you shall repent it.'

    The Manxman Hall Caine
British Dictionary definitions for deemster

deemster

/ˈdiːmstə/
noun
1.
the title of one of the two justices in the Isle of Man Also called dempster
Derived Forms
deemstership, noun
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