justiciar
Noun

justiciar (plural justiciars)

  1. (historical) One who administers justice, particularly:
    1. (historical) A high-ranking judicial officer of medieval England or Scotland.
    2. (historical) A justice: a high-ranking judge.
    3. (historical) A Chief Justiciar: the highest political and judicial officer of the Kingdom of England in the 12th and 13th centuries.
    4. (historical) Various equivalent medieval offices elsewhere in Europe.
  2. (Christian, theology, rare) A justiciary: a believer in the doctrine (or heresy) that adherence to religious law redeems mankind before God.
Synonyms
  • (One who administers justice generally) justicer, justiciary
  • (A high-ranking judicial officer of medieval England) justiciary
  • (A judge of a superior court) See justice
  • (The chief judicial officer of medieval England) justiciary, Chief Justiciary, Capital Justiciary; Chief Justiciar, Capital Justiciar
  • (Proponent of a theological doctrine) See legalist



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