/ad"meuhr euhl tee/ , n. , pl. admiralties , adj.
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.
6. of or pertaining to admiralty law.
[ 1300-50; ME amiralty 2 ]