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justiciary

of or relating to the administration of justice. In Scotland, the supreme criminal court is the High Court of Justiciary. The official series of reports has a section of Justiciary cases. Trials are often held in Justiciary buildings.

JUSTICIARY, officer. Another name for a judge. In Latin, he was called justiciarius, and in French, justicier. Not used. Bac. Ab. Courts and their Jurisdiction, A.

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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.
SHERIFF Dickson's remarks in the Carmichael case are the most outspoken attack by the justiciary on police for more than 20 years.
In a Court of Session judgment, which ruled Donaghy's case should be heard, Lord Stewart said: "I was led to understand the appointment of another agent in place of the pursuer [Donaghy] came about because the defender [Goodwillie] was facing a charge of rape in the High Court of Justiciary.
But yesterday at the Justiciary Appeal Court in Edinburgh, Lord Johnston, Lord Reed and temporary judge Gordon Nicholson QC ruled that the appeal would fail and Mr Kennedy had a reasonable excuse for carrying the baton.
The High Court of Justiciary (which sat in Edinburgh) and its Circuit Courts (the equivalent of English assizes) handled all insane convicts uncovered in this study.
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Galbraith's murder conviction was overturned by five appeal court judges last June at the High Court of Justiciary in Edinburgh.
27) Ironically, Home would himself pursue a fiscally-conservative course on becoming lord treasurer in 1601, taking charge of the procuration and distribution of Elizabeth I's pension to underwrite the king's ambitious (but necessary) justiciary appearances in the west and middle Marches.
One week later, his lawyers have lodged an appeal against his conviction with the Justiciary Office in Edinburgh.
wig, gown and fall apart, bears scant resemblance to the Scottish Silk, dour or douce, who normally habituates the ringing stone passages and panelled justice halls of Edinburgh's High Court of Justiciary.
In a letter to Lynda, Crown Office prosecutor Eileen Gallagher said: "A full review of the case has not uncovered any new evidence that would permit the Crown to seek authority from the High Court of Justiciary to set aside Connell's acquittal and seek a retrial.