noun ad·mi·ral·ty \ˈad-m(ə-)rəl-tē\

Definition of ADMIRALTY

capitalized :  the executive department or officers formerly having general authority over British naval affairs
:  the court having jurisdiction over questions of maritime law; also :  the system of law administered by admiralty courts

First Known Use of ADMIRALTY

15th century
ADMIRALTY Defined for Kids


adjective ad·mi·ral·ty \ˈad-mə-rəl-tē, -mrəl-\

Definition of ADMIRALTY for Kids

:  of or relating to conduct on the sea <admiralty law>
July 01, 2015
precarious Hear it
not certain, secure, or steady
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