- 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.
- The office or jurisdiction of an admiral or admirals.
- The naval branch of the government that is responsible for the administration and command of naval activities.
From middle english admiralte, from old french amiralte, from amiral ("admiral") + -te (feminine suffix).
- The ship was seized by the authorities under the jurisdiction of the Admiralty.
- The court of Admiralty has the power to try cases of maritime law.
- The Admiralty is responsible for the administration of the Navy.
- The Admiralty issued instructions to the fleet on how to proceed.
- Admiralty law governs the rights and responsibilities of sailors and passengers on ships.