Associations to the word «Admiralty»


ADMIRALTY, noun. (military) The office or jurisdiction of an admiral.
ADMIRALTY, noun. (military) The department or officers having authority over naval affairs generally.
ADMIRALTY, noun. (legal) The court which has jurisdiction of maritime questions and offenses.
ADMIRALTY, noun. (legal) The system of jurisprudence of admiralty courts.
ADMIRALTY, noun. (military) The building in which the lords of the admiralty, in England, transact business.
ADMIRALTY HAM, noun. (Royal Navy slang) (c. 1900) Tinned fish
ADMIRALTY ISLANDS, proper noun. A group of islands in the Bismarck Archipelago, to the north of New Guinea in the south Pacific Ocean, belonging to Papua New Guinea
ADMIRALTY LAW, noun. (legal) The area of law that deals with ships at sea and the rights of sailors, passengers, and owners of cargo.

Dictionary definition

ADMIRALTY, noun. The department in charge of the navy (as in Great Britain).
ADMIRALTY, noun. The office of admiral.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats