meaning of CAPITALIS JUSTICIARIES

CAPITALIS JUSTICIARIES meaning in Law Dictionary

the principle justiciary; the principal minister of condition, and guardian associated with world in king's absence. This ofiice originated under William the Conqueror; but its energy was significantly reduced by Magna Charta, and lastly distributed among several process of law by Edward I. Spelman; 3 Rl. Comm. 3S.