Admiralty (noun)

  1. The branch of law dealing with maritime matters and navigation, including jurisdiction over ships and shipping, and the rights and responsibilities of sailors and passengers.
  2. The office or jurisdiction of an admiral or admirals.
  3. The naval branch of the government that is responsible for the administration and command of naval activities.

Origin:

From middle english admiralte, from old french amiralte, from amiral ("admiral") + -te (feminine suffix).

Examples:

  1. The ship was seized by the authorities under the jurisdiction of the Admiralty.
  2. The court of Admiralty has the power to try cases of maritime law.
  3. The Admiralty is responsible for the administration of the Navy.
  4. The Admiralty issued instructions to the fleet on how to proceed.
  5. Admiralty law governs the rights and responsibilities of sailors and passengers on ships.
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