Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

justiciar

play
noun jus·ti·ci·ar \ˌjə-ˈsti-shē-ər, -ˌär\

Definition of justiciar

  1. :  the chief political and judicial officer of the Norman and later kings of England until the 13th century



Origin and Etymology of justiciar

Medieval Latin justitiarius, from Latin justitia


First Known Use: circa 1580


Learn More about justiciar


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up justiciar? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).