admiralty

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From French amirauté, for an older amiralté (office of admiral), from Late Latin admiralitas. See admiral.

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Noun[edit]

admiralty (countable and uncountable, plural admiralties)

  1. (military) The office or jurisdiction of an admiral.
  2. (military) The department or officers having authority over naval affairs generally.
  3. (law) The court which has jurisdiction of maritime questions and offenses.
  4. (law) The system of jurisprudence of admiralty courts.
  5. (military) The building in which the lords of the admiralty, in England, transact business.

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