admiralty

noun ad·mi·ral·ty \ ˈad-m(ə-)rəl-tē \
Updated on: 12 May 2018

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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Origin and Etymology of admiralty

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



ADMIRALTY Defined for Kids

admiralty

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

Definition of admiralty for Students

: of or relating to conduct on the sea
  • admiralty law

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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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