15th century, in the meaning defined above
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 7 Oct. 2022.
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