Chief justiciary

CHIEF JUSTICIARY. An officer among the English, established soon after the conquest.
     2. He had judicial power, and sat as a judge in the Curia Regis. (q.v.) In the absence of the king, he governed the kingdom. In the course of time, the power and distinction of this officer gradually diminished, until the reign of Henry III, when the office was abolished.

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Other towns with Venetian settlements existed on the island with their own groups of feudatories and councils, but there was only one duke of Candia, Venice's senior civil servant and chief justiciary on the island.

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