justiciar


noun

  1. a high judicial officer in medieval England.
  2. the chief political and judicial officer in England from the reign of William I to that of Henry III.
  3. justiciary(def 2).

noun

  1. English legal history the chief political and legal officer from the time of William I to that of Henry III, who deputized for the king in his absence and presided over the kings’ courtsAlso called: justiciary

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