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justiciar

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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 of justiciar

Medieval Latin justitiarius, from Latin justitia


First Known Use: circa 1580


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