noun jus·ti·ci·es \ˌjəˈstishēˌēz\

Definition of justicies



English law

  1. :  a writ addressed to a sheriff ordering him to do justice in a case (as trespass, vi et armis, or personal action involving not more than 40 shillings) he otherwise could not try

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Origin and Etymology of justicies

Medieval Latin, literally, you may bring to trial, 2d person singular present subjunctive of justiciare, justitiare to bring to trial, from Latin justitia justice

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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