admiralty

noun
ad·​mi·​ral·​ty | \ ˈad-m(ə-)rəl-tē How to pronounce admiralty (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web The admiralty-style anchor, commonly used between the time of the Civil War to World War II, is heavily striated – time and oxidation have given it the appearance of driftwood, despite being made of metal. USA TODAY, "Jornada del Muerto, Livestrong rebrand, Mach 8 tunnel: News from around our 50 states," 12 Feb. 2020 The Alabama Historical Commission filed a claim under admiralty, or maritime law, in US District Court in Mobile. Ralph Ellis, CNN, "Alabama moves to protect the Clotilda, believed to be the last ship to bring slaves to the US," 26 July 2019 Charles Butler McVay III was an example of admiralty-level scapegoating. John Anderson, WSJ, "‘USS Indianapolis: The Final Chapter’ Review: The Depths of Tragedy," 3 Jan. 2019 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

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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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16 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Admiralty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/admiralty. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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admiralty

adjective
ad·​mi·​ral·​ty | \ ˈad-mə-rəl-tē How to pronounce admiralty (audio) , -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 How to pronounce admiralty (audio) \

Legal Definition of admiralty

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

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