jus·​ti·​ci·​ar ˌjə-ˈsti-shē-ər How to pronounce justiciar (audio)
: the chief political and judicial officer of the Norman and later kings of England until the 13th century

Word History


Medieval Latin justitiarius, from Latin justitia

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of justiciar was in the 15th century

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“Justiciar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/justiciar. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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