Pronunciation: (ad'mur-ul-tē), [key]
—n., pl. -ties,
1. the office or jurisdiction of an admiral.
2. the officials or the department of state having charge of naval affairs, as in Great Britain.
3. a court dealing with maritime questions, offenses, etc.
4. maritime law.
5. the Admiralty,the official building, in London, of the British commissioners for naval affairs.
of or pertaining to admiralty law.
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