Definitions of admiralty

  1. the office of admiral Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The office or jurisdiction of an admiral. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The department or officers having authority over naval affairs generally. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The court which has jurisdiction of maritime questions and offenses. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The system of jurisprudence of admiralty courts. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The building in which the lords of the admiralty, in England, transact business. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The department of the English government having authority over naval affairs; the office of the chief commander of a fleet. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. The board of commissioners for the administration of naval affairs. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. A court of maritime affairs; the office of an admiral. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. The board of commissioners, commonly called lords of the admiralty, appointed for the administration of naval affairs; the building where the business of the department is transacted. The Admiralty Court, the supreme court for the trial of maritime causes. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for admiralty

  1. The government are goin' to send the Admiralty Board down here, because our admiral say to them that it won't be safe goin' unless they do." – No Defense, Volume 2. by Gilbert Parker
  2. In 1782 he was appointed a judge of appeals in the Court of Admiralty – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson