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admiralty

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noun ad·mi·ral·ty \ˈad-m(ə-)rəl-tē\

Definition of admiralty

  1. 1 capitalized :  the executive department or officers formerly having general authority over British naval affairs

  2. 2 :  the court having jurisdiction over questions of maritime law; also :  the system of law administered by admiralty courts



15th Century

First Known Use of admiralty

15th century



ADMIRALTY Defined for Kids

admiralty

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

Definition of admiralty

  1. :  of or relating to conduct on the sea <admiralty law>




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