admiralty

noun
ad·​mi·​ral·​ty | \ˈad-m(ə-)rəl-tē \

Definition of admiralty 

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

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

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Endurance Exploration owns the wreck site, having filed an admiralty claim in federal court. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "Divers prove wreck off NC is ship that vanished in 1838 with Southeast's wealthiest | Charlotte Observer," 9 May 2018 Endurance Exploration owns the wreck site, having filed an admiralty claim in federal court. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "Divers prove wreck off NC is ship that vanished in 1838 with Southeast's wealthiest | Charlotte Observer," 9 May 2018 Endurance Exploration owns the wreck site, having filed an admiralty claim in federal court. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "Divers prove wreck off NC is ship that vanished in 1838 with Southeast's wealthiest | Charlotte Observer," 9 May 2018 Endurance Exploration owns the wreck site, having filed an admiralty claim in federal court. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "Divers prove wreck off NC is ship that vanished in 1838 with Southeast's wealthiest | Charlotte Observer," 9 May 2018 Endurance Exploration owns the wreck site, having filed an admiralty claim in federal court. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "Divers prove wreck off NC is ship that vanished in 1838 with Southeast's wealthiest | Charlotte Observer," 9 May 2018 Endurance Exploration owns the wreck site, having filed an admiralty claim in federal court. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "Divers prove wreck off NC is ship that vanished in 1838 with Southeast's wealthiest | Charlotte Observer," 9 May 2018 The admiralty had been at the greatest pains to guard the Lusitania and other big liners, in the belief that they would be needed as transports. sandiegouniontribune.com, "May 7, 1915: Lusitania Torpedoed," 7 May 2018 The prince, tanned from the couple’s Mexican sojourn, was wearing his dark blue admiralty uniform and sword. sandiegouniontribune.com, "Queen Elizabeth visits San Diego," 26 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of admiralty

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for admiralty

Middle English admiralte, ameralte "office or jurisdiction of an admiral," borrowed from Anglo-French admiralté, amiralté from admiral, amiral admiral + -té -ty

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admiralty

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

Kids Definition of admiralty

: of or relating to conduct on the sea admiralty law

admiralty

noun
ad·​mi·​ral·​ty | \ˈad-mə-rəl-tē \

Legal Definition of admiralty 

: the court having jurisdiction over questions of maritime law also : maritime law

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