Adjective "admiralty" definition and examples

(Admiralty may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


(in the UK) the government department that administered the Royal Navy, now incorporated in the Ministry of Defence and current only in titles.
  1. 'As First Lord of the Admiralty, Churchill re-introduced the convoy system in 1939'
  2. 'Crick was working on magnetic mines for the Admiralty while Jim was a very young student at the University of Chicago.'
  3. 'The Admiralty gave the order for the convoy to scatter.'
  4. 'Owing to the danger of capture by the enemy both the Admiralty and Navy Board insisted that all storeships sailed in convoy.'
  5. 'Instead, hostilities found him posted first to the naval intelligence division of the Admiralty and then to the Royal Air Force.'
  6. 'At Jutland Bank the British Admiralty wished to intercept the German fleet as it left its home port.'
  7. 'During 13 months of research, he delved into records at the Ministry of Defence and the Admiralty.'
  8. 'He was a tired man in December 1916 when he was transferred to the Admiralty as 1st sea lord.'
  9. 'He established his HQ at Northways, close enough, but not too close, to the Admiralty.'
  10. 'Bell also gives credit to the Admiralty's planning for a war against Germany.'
The jurisdiction of courts of law over cases concerning ships or the sea and other navigable waters.
  1. 'Within each department, the firm works in areas like investment funds, structured products, banking, information technology/e-commerce, commercial property, insurance litigation, defamation and admiralty.'
  2. 'So the very purpose of proceedings within the admiralty jurisdiction is in respect of a general maritime cause which includes the provision of security.'
  3. 'Equally disturbing to many, Parliament routed execution of these new laws through admiralty courts, where a judge would preside.'

More definitions

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. adjective

6. of or relating to admiralty law.

More examples(as adjective)

"courts can be admiralty."

"benches can be admiralty."

"arrests can be admiralty."


Late Middle English: from Old French admiralte, from admirail ‘emir, leader’ (see admiral).