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noun (admiralties, -)
  1. (military): The office or jurisdiction of an admiral.
  2. (military): The department or officers having authority over naval affairs generally.
  3. (legal): The court which has jurisdiction of maritime questions and offenses.
  4. (legal): The system of jurisprudence of admiralty courts.
  5. (military) The building in which the lords of the admiralty, in England, transact business.
Etymology: F. amirauté, for an older amiralté, office of admiral, fr. LL. admiralitas. See admiral


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