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Definition of "admiralty" []

  • A court exercising jurisdiction over all maritime cases. (noun)
  • Maritime law. (noun)
  • The department of the British government that once had control over all naval affairs. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "admiralty" in a sentence
  • "Last Thursday's term was uberrimae fidei, a common term in admiralty law, which is defined as:"
  • "Upon arrest of the vessel in admiralty in the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division federal court, a willful, material, admitted, and confessed perjurer, Theron Hutto, was brought forth to falsely testify and masquerdae as an Ocean Unlimited Master who could captain any ship of the United States fleet on any seas."
  • "When Willoughby called the admiralty court on June 17, 1665, the factors cited the company's royal charter which justified the seizure of interlopers."