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justiciar

[juh-stish-ee-er] /dʒʌˈstɪʃ i ər/
noun
1.
a high judicial officer in medieval England.
2.
the chief political and judicial officer in England from the reign of William I to that of Henry III.
3.
justiciary (def 2).
Origin of justiciar
1475-1485
1475-85; < Medieval Latin jūsticiārius justiciary
Related forms
justiciarship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for justiciar

justiciar

/dʒʌˈstɪʃɪˌɑː/
noun
1.
(English legal history) the chief political and legal officer from the time of William I to that of Henry III, who deputized for the king in his absence and presided over the kings' courts Also called justiciary
Derived Forms
justiciarship, noun
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