Definitions of admiralty

  1. the department in charge of the navy (as in Great Britain) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the office of admiral Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The office or jurisdiction of an admiral. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The department or officers having authority over naval affairs generally. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The court which has jurisdiction of maritime questions and offenses. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The system of jurisprudence of admiralty courts. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The building in which the lords of the admiralty, in England, transact business. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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.
  9. The board of commissioners for the administration of naval affairs. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. A court for adjudicating naval controversies. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. A court of maritime affairs; the office of an admiral. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. 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.
  13. The supreme court in naval affairs; the building in which the court sits. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. A court exercising jurisdiction over maritime causes, both civil and criminal, and marine affairs, commerce and navigation, controversies arising out of acts done upon or relating to the sea, and over questions of prize. Also, the system of jurisprudence relating to and growing out of the jurisdiction and practice of the admiralty courts. In English law. The executive department of state which presides over the naval forces of the kingdom. The normal head is the lord high admiral, but in practice the functions of the great office are discharged by several commissioners, of whom one is the chief, and is called the "First Lord." He is assisted by other lords and by various secretaries. Also the court of the admiral. The building where the lords of the admiralty transact business. In American law. A tribunal exercising jurisdiction over all maritime contracts, torts, injuries, or offenses. 2 Pars. Mar. Law, 008; New England Marine Ins. Co. v. Dunham, 11 Wall. 1, 23, 20 L. Ed. 90; De Lovio v. Boit, 2 Call. 398, Fed. Cas. No. 3,77(5; The Belfast v. Boon. 7 Wall. 024, 19 L. Ed. 200; Ex parte Eastou, 95 U. S. 08, 72, 24 L. Ed. 373. thelawdictionary.org
  15. The name of a jurisdiction which takes cognizance of suits or actions which arise in consequence of acts done upon or relating to the sea; or, in other words, of all transactions and proceedings relative to commerce and navigation, and to damages or injuries upon the sea. 2 Gall. R. 468. In the great maritime nations of Europe, the term " admiralty jurisdiction," is, uniformly applied to courts exercising jurisdiction over maritime contracts and concerns. It is as familiarly known among the jurists of Scotland, France, Holland and Spain, as of England, and applied to their own courts, possessing substantially the same jurisdiction as the English Admiralty had in the reign of Edward III. Ibid., and the authorities there cited; and see, also, Bac. Ab. Court of Admiralty; Merl. Repert. h. t. Encyclopedie, h. t.; 1 Dall. 323. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  16. The Constitution of the United States has delegated to the courts of the national government cognizance "of all cases of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction;" and the act of September 24, 1789, ch. 20 s. 9, has given the district court " cognizance of all civil causes of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction," including all seizures under laws of imposts, navigation or trade of the United States, where the seizures are made on waters navigable from the sea, by vessels of ten or more tons burden, within their respective districts, as well as upon the high seas. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  17. It is not within the plan of this work to enlarge upon this subject. The reader is referred to the article Courts of the United States, where he will find all which has been thought necessary to say upon it as been the subject. Vide, generally, Dunlap's Adm. Practice; Bett's Adm. Practice; 1 Kent's Com. 353 to 380; Serg. Const. Law, Index, h. t.; 2 Gall. R. 398. to 476; 2 Chit. P. 508; Bac. Ab. Courts of Admiralty; 6 Vin. Ab. 505; Dane's Ab. Index b. t; 12 Bro. Civ. and Adm. Law; Wheat. Dig. 1; 1 Story L. U. S. 56, 60; 2 Id. 905, 3 Id. 1564, 1696; 4 Sharsw. cont. of Story's L. U. S. 2262; Clerke's Praxis; Collectanea Maritima; 1 U. S. Dig. tit. Admiralty Courts, XIII. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  18. Office of admiral; branch of the executive that superintends the navy (in England, Lords Commissioners of A.); Court of A., tribunal for trial and decision of maritime questions and offences. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. n. The body of officers ap­pointed for the management of naval affairs;—the building where the lords of the admiralty transact business. Cabinet Dictionary
  20. The power, or officers, appointed for the administration of naval affairs. Complete Dictionary

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