justiciar

noun
jus·​ti·​ci·​ar | \ ˌjə-ˈsti-shē-ər How to pronounce justiciar (audio) , -ˌär \

Definition of justiciar

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

First Known Use of justiciar

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for justiciar

Medieval Latin justitiarius, from Latin justitia

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“Justiciar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/justiciar. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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