plural justicies
English law
: 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

Word History


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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“Justicies.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/justicies. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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